Auction 129, Lot 469

"Les Isles Britanniques qui contiennent les Royaumes d'Angleterre, Escosse, et Irlande…", Jaillot/Elwe

Subject: Britain

Period: 1792 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Geographique et Universel

Color: Hand Color

23.5 x 19 inches
59.7 x 48.3 cm

This is Elwe's edition of Jaillot's map from nearly a century earlier. The title cartouche and distance scales cartouches are embellished with putti, Neptune, Mercury and other allegorical figures. Britain is shown in fine detail with hundreds of place names in this finely engraved map. A large inset details the Shetland, Faroe and Orkney Islands.

References: Shirley (BI) Jaillot 4.

Condition: B+

Nice impression and original color with a couple faint spots in the map and some soil in the bottom margin at center.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/23/2009