Auction 127, Lot 478

"Britanniae sive Angliae Regnum tam Secundum Prisca Anglo-Saxonum Imperia…", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 22.3 inches
49 x 56.6 cm

This attractive map is based on Homann's earlier map of England and Wales. It is densely detailed with information on cities, towns, villages, churches, roads and canals. The prominent title cartouche combines symbolic and everyday figures in a display of life in Georgian times with scenes illustrating the sciences, trade and industry, agriculture and maritime activity throughout the realm. This is the second state with the privilege added at bottom.

References: Shirley (BI) Seutter 2.

Condition: A

There is some paper edge roughness well away from the map.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $240

Closed on 2/25/2009