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Auction 118, Lot 540

"Cornwall Olim Pars Danmoniorum", Saxton/Kip

Subject: England

Period: 1607 (circa)

Publication: Camden's Britannia

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.5 x 11.8 inches
39.4 x 30 cm

This is an attractive reduced version of Christopher Saxton's map of Cornwall, which was the first map of the county. It is lavishly decorated with a strapwork title cartouche and an inset of Launceston castle, the Royal Arms, a sailing ship and a sea-monster. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

Remnants of framer's hinges on verso.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $375

Closed on 3/6/2007

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