Auction 114, Lot 357

"A Correct Map of Europe Divided into its Empires Kingdoms &c Drawn from the most Approved Maps and Charts regulated by Astron. Observat. [4 sheets]", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Europe

Period: 1780 (circa)


Color: Black & White

15.7 x 13.7 inches
39.9 x 34.8 cm

Map on four sheets (dimensions for each sheet), each further titled at bottom with "Europe" and Plate I through IIII. Kitchen has borrowed extensively from the work of d'Anville, Robert de Vaugondy and other eminent geographers of his time, to produce this highly detailed four-sheet map of Europe. Named places are shown in abundance and boundaries are included. An interesting pictorial cartouche in the first plate shows a seaman with an anchor, maritime paraphernalia and a ship in the background. The maps have their own borders and were not intended to be joined.


Condition: B

Dark, crisp impression on hand laid paper with wide margins. Occasional toning on all with large water stain on Plate IIII.

Estimate: $180 - $240

Sold for: $90

Closed on 3/1/2006