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Auction 146, Lot 400

"Les Isles Britanniques qui comprennent les Royaumes d'Angleterre, d'Ecosse et d'Irlande", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles

Subject: Britain

Period: 1754 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

23.2 x 18.9 inches
58.9 x 48 cm
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This finely engraved map of the British Isles is filled with a plethora of place names. A large inset details the Shetland, Orkney and Faroe Islands. The decorative title cartouche incorporates trade goods, military flags and canon, and the royal coat of arms. This is the first state with no islands to the west of Ireland. The cartouche was engraved by one of the talented Haussard sisters. It was published in 1757 as part of the first edition.

References: Pedley #43.

Condition: B+

Fine original outline color, a sharp impression, and wide original margins with minor soil.

Estimate: $325 - $400


Closed on 9/4/2013