Auction 134, Lot 433

"The Cittie of Limerick", Stafford, Thomas

Subject: Limerick, Ireland

Period: 1810 (circa)

Publication: Pacata Hibernia. Ireland appeased and reduced…

Color: Black & White

Size:
14.8 x 11.5 inches
37.6 x 29.2 cm

This is from the 1810 edition printed from the 1633 copper plates. The birds-eye view shows the walled and heavily fortified city of Limerick with numerous towers along the protective wall. Cannons are visible on some of the battlements. The protective river surrounds the city limiting access via draw bridges. Two large three-masted sailing ships rest in the harbor. Highly detailed down to individual buildings with several named including two chapels, a church and the Queen's Castle. At upper right are binding instructions to place between pages 362 & 363. Engraved by I. Byrne.

References:

Condition: B

The image has some offsetting. In the wide margins are some foxing, offsetting and two large stains along lower edge. A binding tear enters the image 1" with some margin missing; closed on verso with archival tape. Issued folded.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Unsold

Closed on 12/1/2010

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