Auction 145, Lot 454

"Magnae Britanniae pars Septentrionalis qua Regnum Scotiae in suas Partes et Subjacentes Insulas Divisum Accurata Taubla…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1725 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.8 x 22.5 inches
47.8 x 57.2 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. A decorative distance scale supports putti and the royal coat of arms of Scotland, while the title cartouche features the royal coat of arms of Britain, and the mythical figures of Mercury (messenger of the gods) and Ceres (symbolizing abundance).

References:

Condition: B

There are several small stains, light damp stains in right-hand corners, and archival repairs to a few marginal tears that enter 0.5" to 1.5" into image. There are several chips in blank margins, not affecting map.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/12/2013

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