Auction 124, Lot 411

"Devoniae Comitatus Vulgo Denshyre, Quam olim Danmonii Populi Incolucrunt", Saxton/Kip

Subject: England

Period: 1610 (circa)

Publication: Camden's Britannia

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.3 x 11.5 inches
33.8 x 29.2 cm

This is a reduced version of Christopher Saxton's map of Devonshire, which was the first map of the county. It is lavishly decorated with a strapwork title cartouche, the Royal Arms, a fine compass rose and a sea monster. Blank verso.

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Condition: B+

A nice impression with attractive color. A tiny repair to the left of Ashburton with a couple lines of facsimile on the road. The blank margins have some faint discoloration, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/7/2008

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