Auction 142, Lot 424

"Magnae Britanniae Pars Septentrionalis qua Regnum Scotiae in Suas Partes et subjacentes Insulas divisum…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.8 x 22.4 inches
47.8 x 56.9 cm

Superbly decorated map of Scotland including the Orkney and Hebrides Islands, based on Visscher, per the title. The map is filled with superb detail of towns, cities, markets, universities, and meticulously rendered topography. The map is decorated with title and distance scale cartouches and the royal coats-of-arms of both Scotland and Britain. The title cartouche is flanked by the mythical figures of Mercury (messenger of the gods) and Ceres (symbolizing abundance).

References:

Condition: B+

There is light printer's ink residue, a faint stain below title cartouche, and a couple of extraneous creases.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $375

Closed on 11/28/2012

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