Auction 123, Lot 461

"Fllustris Maria Chudleigh, Geo. Chudleigh… Europae Tabulam", Mela, Pomponius

Subject: Europe

Period: 1711 (published)

Publication: Pomponii Melæ de situ orbis libri tres…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.6 x 7.2 inches
24.4 x 18.3 cm

A very uncommon map of Europe from an edition of Pomponius Mela's geography, published in 1711 by the Exeter scholar John Reynolds. This map shows a simplified Europe with few place names and basic topography. Reynolds dedicated this map to Lady Mary Chudleigh, an English poet who passed away in 1711. The dedication on the map likens Lady Chudleigh to a Sappho Anglicana, or an English Sappho.

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Condition: A

A dark impression on a sheet with a few faint spots in the blank margins.

Estimate: $130 - $160

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/20/2008

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