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Auction 146, Lot 390

"[On 4 Sheets] A Correct Map of Europe Divided Into Its Empires Kingdoms &c Drawn from the Most Approved Maps and Charts...", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Europe

Period: 1755 (circa)

Publication: The Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce

Color: Black & White

15.6 x 13.8 inches
39.6 x 35.1 cm
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Map on four sheets, each further titled at bottom with "Europe" and Plate I through IIII. Kitchin borrowed extensively from the work of d'Anville, Robert de Vaugondy, and other eminent geographers of his time to produce this highly detailed map of Europe. Named places are shown in abundance and boundaries are included. An interesting pictorial cartouche in the first plate shows a seaman with an anchor, maritime paraphernalia, and a ship in the background. The maps have their own borders and were not intended to be joined. Dimensions vary slightly from sheet to sheet.


Condition: B

Nice impression with full, original margins. Each sheet has minor toning, light offsetting, and damp stains in the blank margins.

Estimate: $450 - $550


Closed on 9/4/2013