Auction 148, Lot 456

"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

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

On watermarked paper with light soiling, a few extraneous creases adjacent to the centerfold, and a printer's crease at lower right. In bottom blank margin are a faint damp stain and a tear that has been repaired on verso with old paper.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/19/2014