Auction 103, Lot 306

"The Merce or Shirresdome of Berwick. Mercia vulgo Vice Comitatus Bervicensis", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1654 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum orbis terrarum, sive Atlas novus

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

Beautifully engraved map of the region by Timothy Pont, famous surveyor of Scotland. The map is covered with mountains, forests, castles, and villages. Two title cartouches - one Latin and the other English. Bottom cartouche flanked by knights in armor and soldiers.

References: Phillips (A) 5941, v.5 #7.

Condition: B

Nice impression with original color and full, untrimmed, margins. Discoloration on centerfold toned with pastel, otherwise a very nice example.

Estimate: $220 - $275


Closed on 6/11/2003