Auction 127, Lot 469

"Regionis quae est circa Londinum … Ausfuhrliche Geographische Vorstellung der Gegend um London…", Homann Heirs

Subject: England, London

Period: 1741 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22.3 x 19.3 inches
56.6 x 49 cm

This very detailed map centered on London was originally produced by Thomas Bowles. It covers the vicinity from Maidenhead to Rochester. The map extends to include P. High Wickham, Chelmsford, Bishops Stratfort, and below Rochester. The lower quarter is a bird's-eye view of London and Westminster from Southwark from across the Thames, which is densely filled with boats and ships of all description. The legend uses icons to locate towns, market towns, parish churches, gentlemen's houses, castles, wind and water mills, and villages.

References: Howgego #88.

Condition: B

The original color is slightly faded and there are some light stains in the map. There are two old repairs on verso of the left side, closing a small tear in the border and a hole in the blank margin. There is a 1/2" fold separation at bottom

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/25/2009