Auction 129, Lot 498

"A Pocket Companion of Ireland, Containing all the Cities, Market-towns, Boroughs, All ye Great Roads, and Principal Cross Roads, with the Computed Miles from Town to Town", Moll, Herman

Subject: Ireland

Period: 1732 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor...

Color: Black & White

Size:
10.5 x 7.7 inches
26.7 x 19.6 cm

Beautifully engraved copper plate chart shows the island filled with towns and villages, roads, markets, bogs, Bishoprics, political divisions, and more. Simple title cartouche, but elaborate dedication cartouche "To His Grace Charles Duke of Grafton Lord Leutenant of Ireland…". Two compass roses align the map. The distance scales mark off Irish and English miles.

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Condition: A+

Folding as issued. Mint condition, strong impression and clean paper. Apparent darkening along one fold is actually from the backstrap on verso.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/23/2009

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