Auction 125, Lot 641

"A New Map of Antient Thrace as also of the Northern Parts of Old Greece, viz. Macedonia, and Thessalia", Wells, Edward

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication: A New Sett of Maps…

Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 14 inches
47 x 35.6 cm

Handsome map of the region of present-day northern Greece and Macedonia. It is presented in two sections, one above the other, on the folio sheet. Large decorative title cartouche contains the coat of arms of William, Duke of Gloucester. Wells was a professor at Oxford and his maps were highly regarded for their accuracy and crisp clean style. Engraved by Sutton Nicholls.


Condition: A

Some toning and minor chipping along paper edges, well away from map.

Estimate: $300 - $375


Closed on 9/24/2008