Auction 147, Lot 398

"Westmorland", Morden, Robert

Subject: Northern England

Period: 1695 (circa)

Publication: Camden's Britannia

Color: Hand Color

16.4 x 14.1 inches
41.7 x 35.8 cm

A handsome map of Westmorland, a historic county in northern England now administered by Cumbria. Towns, roads, rivers, mountains, and forested areas are well depicted. The map locates Kendal, Penrith, Kirkby Lonsdale, Ambleside, Kirky Steven and Abaliaba as well as many smaller villages. The map is adorned with a strapwork title cartouche. Sold by Abel Swale, Awnsham & John Churchill.


Condition: B+

A fine impression with attractive color, a few tiny worm tracks along centerfold just south of Kendal, and a professionally repaired centerfold separation in bottom blank margin. Remargined at right and left with period-correct paper.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $75

Closed on 11/20/2013