Auction 137, Lot 501

"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

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

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/14/2011