Auction 113, Lot 392

"[Herefordshyre with Parte of Glocestershyre and Worestershyre]", Drayton, Michael

Subject: England

Period: 1622 (circa)

Publication: Poly-Olbion

Color: Hand Color

13 x 10 inches
33 x 25.4 cm

This charming pictorial map is from Michael Drayton's Poly-Olbion, a romanticized, poetic topography of England. The map shows the towns, hills and rivers personified by nymphs, shepherds and allegorical figures. It is orientated with north to the right with the Severn River running along the bottom of the map. The towns of Hereford, Leominster and Bromyard are represented by illustrations of female figures.


Condition: A

Faint toning on fold, still very good. Small chip in bottom corner, well away from map.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/7/2005