Auction 125, Lot 489

"Hyberniae Regni in Provincias Ultoniam, Connachiam. Legeniam, Momoniamq", Allard, Carel

Subject: Ireland

Period: 1733 (circa)


Color: Black & White

19.8 x 23.3 inches
50.3 x 59.2 cm

This is one of the most dramatically adorned maps of Ireland ever produced. A tableau of mythological figures enhance the two classical cartouches and the seas feature sailing ships, naval battles and sea monsters. The map is filled with detail of the topography, cities, fortifications, roads and trails.


Condition: D

There are two 5" tears into the map (one with an old paper repair on verso). The left side margin is trimmed into the border where there is also some paper loss near the cartouche. The map needs significant repair, but would be well worth the effort and expense as the map would normally sell in the range of $1500.

Estimate: $150 - $250

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/24/2008