Auction 117, Lot 439

"Carte des Grandes Routes d'Angleterre, d'Ecosse, et d'Irlande", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles

Subject: Britain - Postal Routes

Period: 1757 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 18.5 inches
57.9 x 47 cm

Handsome and detailed map of the mail roads through England, Scotland and Ireland. The finely engraved cartouche depicts a mail carrier mounting his horse outside a country inn. First state of this decorative map with Bellfart instead of Belfast.

References: Pedley #45.

Condition: A

Very good with original outline color and some light offsetting. Toning at edges of wide, original margins.

Estimate: $300 - $500

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/6/2006