Auction 126, Lot 462

"The County of Monmouth", Morden, Robert

Subject: England

Period: 1695 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.3 x 13.7 inches
41.4 x 34.8 cm

Copper engraved county map with nice detail throughout, including two major roads. Morden was one of the first English cartographers to show longitudes measured from the meridian of St. Paul's Cathedral (shown in degrees at the bottom of the map) and time in minutes measured locally from the sun (shown at the top). The imprint of Abel Swale, Awnsham & John Churchil is at lower left.

References:

Condition: B

Some uneven toning in map and some masking tape on the top edge of the verso.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $60

Closed on 12/3/2008

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