Auction 133, Lot 383

"Les Isles Britanniques qui comprennent les Royaumes d'Angleterre, d'Ecosse et d'Irlande", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles

Subject: Britain

Period: 1778 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 18.8 inches
58.4 x 47.8 cm

This finely engraved map of the British Isles is filled with a plethora of place names. A large inset details the Shetland, Orkney and Faroe Islands. The decorative title cartouche incorporates trade goods, military flags and canon, and the royal coat of arms. This is the third state with islands added to the west of Ireland and the cartouche engraver's signature change to Groux.

References: Pedley #43.

Condition: A

There is some minor foxing in the margins.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Unsold

Closed on 9/1/2010

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