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Auction 146, Lot 421

"Scotia Regnum", Hole, William

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1610 (circa)

Publication: Britannia

Color: Hand Color

12.3 x 10.3 inches
31.2 x 26.2 cm
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Hole's handsome map of Scotland is based on Mercator's 1595 map. The map extends to include the Hebrides Islands and a portion of the Orkney Islands, and is filled with place names and strong topographical features. The map is richly embellished with a strapwork title cartouche, elaborate compass rose, sea monster, sailing ship, and a stippled sea. Published in William Camden's Britannia.

References: Moir, p. 167.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with minor soiling and a few printer's creases. There is a small abrasion to the right of the compass rose.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/4/2013