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Auction 100, Lot 306

"A New Plan of the City of Cork", Smith, Charles

Subject: Ireland

Period: 1750 (published)


Color: Hand Color

21.4 x 16.5 inches
54.4 x 41.9 cm

Scarce, detailed bird's-eye plan of the city. The title cartouche contains the map's key and the plan is further embellished with two heralds. Charles Smith (1715-56) of Waterford wrote histories of the countryside and pioneered Irish topography. He devoted most of his time to historical and topographical researches, and was the author of county histories of Waterford, Cork, and Kerry. They were published in 1746, 1750, and 1756, respectively, under the patronage of the Physico-Historical Society of Dublin, which was formed for the purpose of collecting materials for Camden's Britannia.


Condition: B

Folding as issued with tissue reinforcement of fold intersections. Remargined at binding side and repair of short binding tear.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/12/2002