Auction 112, Lot 374

"A New Map of Europe, According to the Present General Divisions, and Names of its Countries together with their Capital Cities Chief Rivers Mountains &c.", Wells, Edward

Subject: Europe

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication: A New Sett of Maps

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.8 x 14.8 inches
50.3 x 37.6 cm

Attractive copper engraved map of Europe with a modest amount of detail. Italy and Ireland are strangely shaped. The large title cartouche is surmounted with the coat of arms of William Duke of Gloucester, who was Wells' student at Oxford. Engraved by Michael Burghers.

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Condition: A

Couple of extraneous creases and light surface soil.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/28/2005

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