Auction 129, Lot 493

"Magnae Britanniae Pars Septentrionalis qua Regnum Scotiae in Suas Partes et subjacentes Insulas divisum…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 22.5 inches
48.3 x 57.2 cm

Superbly decorated map of Scotland including the Orkney and Hebrides Islands, based on Visscher, per the title. The map is filled with superb detail of towns, cities, markets, universities, and meticulously rendered topography. The map is decorated with title and distance scale cartouches and the royal coats-of-arms of both Scotland and Britain. The title cartouche is flanked by the mythical figures of Mercury (messenger of the gods) and Ceres (symbolizing abundance).


Condition: A+

Fine impression and color on thick paper with very wide, deckle edged, margins. Two spots in upper margin, still fine. Cartouches unmolested in original uncolored state.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/23/2009