Auction 139, Lot 421

"Le Royaume d'Ecosse Divise en Shires ou Comtes", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1751 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 19.3 inches
57.9 x 49 cm

This handsome map of Scotland delineates the counties and shows countless place names, harbors, islands, rivers, mountains, shoals, bays and firths. At lower left is a beautifully engraved rococo cartouche. This is the second state with Flannan Isle moved west of the Western Isles and the addition of St. Kilda, published circa 1768.

References: Pedley #52.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with a couple of minute worm holes only visible when held to bright light, and a few faint spots. The top and bottom blank margins have been reinforced on verso with tissue to repair some tiny tears.

Estimate: $220 - $275


Closed on 2/15/2012