Auction 112, Lot 378

"Magnae Britanniae et Hiberniae Tabulae, Die Britannischen Insulen", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Britain

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Black & White

14 x 10.6 inches
35.6 x 26.9 cm

Handsome map of Britain based on Blaeu with an inset of the Orkney Islands enclosed in a strapwork cartouche at upper right. The map is beautifully embellished with the royal coat of arms, sailing ships, a compass rose and a garland draped title cartouche. Merian's signature at bottom right.

References: Shirley [BI] #489.

Condition: B

Map has been cleaned with a couple of tiny tears repaired with archival tape. Extraneous crease along centerfold.

Estimate: $180 - $230

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/28/2005