Auction 113, Lot 418

"Scotia Regnum cum insulis adjacentibus", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1654 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus, Volume V

Color: Hand Color

21 x 16.5 inches
53.3 x 41.9 cm

This fine map of Scotland with a large inset of the Orkney and Shetland Islands was published by Johannes Blaeu in the first atlas devoted to Scotland. The map is based on the surveys of Robert Gordon and includes numerous cartographic improvements over the previous standard map which was had been drawn more than sixty years earlier by Gerard Mercator. The map is finely engraved and richly embellished with three cartouches including one surmounted with the coat of arms of Jacob Hamilton, to which the map is dedicated.

References: Goss (Blaeu) pp.84-85.

Condition: A

Fine original color. Minor printer's crease at lower left, and minor soil in blank margins.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $500

Closed on 12/7/2005