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Auction 125, Lot 450

"Magnae Britanniae et Hiberniae Tabulae, Die Britannischen Insulen", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Britain

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Black & White

14 x 10.6 inches
35.6 x 26.9 cm

This handsome map of Britain is based on Blaeu's similar map. An inset of the Orkney Islands is enclosed in a strapwork cartouche and the map is beautifully embellished with the royal coat of arms, sailing ships, a compass rose and a garland draped title cartouche. Merian's signature is at bottom right.

References: Shirley [BI] #489.

Condition: B+

Nice impression with lightly toned paper and a couple of spots in the blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/24/2008