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Auction 125, Lot 448

"Britanicae Insulae", Magini and Porro

Subject: Britain

Period: 1596 (published)

Publication: Geographicae Universae…

Color: Black & White

6.8 x 5.5 inches
17.3 x 14 cm

This little map of Britain is the first to show a river bridge at London. It is a charming example of Italian mapmaking with a variety of sea monsters in the stipple engraved sea and fine italic script lettering. Latin text on verso and accompanied by an additional page of text.

References: Moreland & Bannister p. 211; Shirley (MCC-95) #192.

Condition: A+

There a few light spots in the blank margins, else fine with a dark impression.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/24/2008