Auction 129, Lot 491

"Scotia Regnum divisum in Partem Septentrionalem et Meridionalem…", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1690 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 22.5 inches
49.5 x 57.2 cm

This is a superb, classical Dutch map of Scotland showing immense detail of the cities and towns. The Outer and Inner Hebrides are depicted with good detail and the Orkney Islands are shown as well. Hadrian's Wall, noted on the map as Pictes Wall crosses from Solway Firth to Newcastle in England near the border with Scotland. The map is adorned with a coat-of-arms carried aloft by two cherubs and the title is enclosed within a classical pediment attended by yet another cherub.

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Condition: A

Nice impression with original color on sturdy ivory toned paper. The fold is starting to separate in the blank margins, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/23/2009

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