Auction 113, Lot 562

"A New Map of Present Poland, Hungary, Walachia, Moldavia, Little Tartary…", Wells, Edward

Subject: Eastern Europe

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication: A New Sett of Maps Both of Antient and Present Geography

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.7 x 14.2 inches
50 x 36.1 cm

Handsome map of the area between Germany and Russia, from the Baltic to the Black Sea. Large decorative title cartouche containing the coat of arms of William, Duke of Gloucester. Wells was a professor at Oxford and his maps were highly regarded for their accuracy and crisp clean style. Engraved by Benjamin Cole.

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Condition: B

Few extraneous creases at center. Remargined at right.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/7/2005

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