Auction 142, Lot 423

"A New Map of South Wales, Containing the Counties of Radnor, Brecknock, Glamorgan, Carmarthen, Pembroke, & Cardigan…", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Wales

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.8 x 16.5 inches
50.3 x 41.9 cm

This is a very uncommon map of Wales filled with a tremendous amount of information including roads, distances between towns, market days, rectories, marshes, etc. Notations about each of the counties surround the map. The map is beautifully engraved with a fine title cartouche featuring putti and lush vegetation and fruits. At bottom left is a vignette of St. David's cathedral, with a note below telling of the cathedra's decline.

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Condition: B+

Light centerfold toning and a few minor spots of foxing.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/28/2012

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