Auction 115, Lot 388

"Regionis quae est circa Londinum … Ausfuhrliche Geographische Vorstellung der Gegend um London…", Homann Heirs

Subject: England, London

Period: 1741 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.3 x 19.3 inches
56.6 x 49 cm

This very detailed map centered on London was originally produced by Thomas Bowles. It covers the vicinity from Maidenhead to Rochester and details the surrounding roads, villages, churches, wind and water mills, etc. The map extends to include P. High Wickham, Chelmsford, Bishops Stratfort, and below Rochester. The lower quarter is a fine engraved bird's-eye view "London u Westminster von der Sud-Seyte" showing London from across the Thames, which is densely filled with boats and ships of all description. Legend uses icons to locate towns, market towns, parish churches, gentlemen's houses, castles, wind mills, and villages.

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Condition: B

Original color on thick paper with original, narrow margins. Original trim at top affects title above neatline. Centerfold toning and two mirror-image spots.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/21/2006

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