Auction 130, Lot 425

"Magna Britannia Complectens Angliae, Scotiae et Hyberniae Regn. in suas Prov. et Comitat…", Homann Heirs

Subject: Britain

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.3 x 19 inches
56.6 x 48.3 cm

This handsome map of the British Isles is filled with details on provinces, towns and counties, with the Orkney Islands included in an inset at upper right. A table at the lower right includes symbols for cities, market towns, bishoprics, roads, ferries and bogs, among other places of note. The richly decorated cartouche is topped with the crest of Britain. There is a second English title above the map, A General Map of Great Britain and Ireland with Part of Holland, Flanders, France &c Agreeable to Modern History.

References:

Condition: B+

Original color with a lighter impression in the cartouche than in the map. Wide original margins with some roughness at edges.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $350

Closed on 12/2/2009

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