Auction 103, Lot 301

"Novissima prae caeteris aliis accuratissima Regnorum Angliae Scotiae Hiberniae…", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Britain

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.4 x 23.2 inches
49.3 x 58.9 cm

Fine decorative map of Britain filled with detail. Inset of the Faro, Shetland and Orkney islands. Decorated with a title cartouche surrounded by clouds in which putti display the coats of arms of England Scotland and Ireland. The scale of miles is further embellished with the royal coat of arms and several figures.


Condition: B

Original color. Toned with a bit of minor foxing. Tissue repair of fold separations. Top and bottom margin with paper laid on front to repair old tears, with part of the neatline obscured at bottom right.

Estimate: $550 - $600

Sold for: $425

Closed on 6/11/2003