Auction 149, Lot 446

"[Lot of 2] Perth Kinross [and] Argyle", Perrot, Aristide Michel

Subject: Central & Western Scotland

Period: 1823 (dated)

Publication: L'Angleterre ou Description Historique et Topographique...

Color: Hand Color

2.8 x 4.3 inches
7.1 x 10.9 cm

This appealing pair of miniature maps focuses on Perth Kinross and Argyle, regions and former counties of Scotland. The Perth Kinross map is embedded in an elaborate illustration featuring a bolt of cloth, bird, waterfall, and fish (the area is known for its salmon and trout fishing). Within the map itself, towns, rivers, mountains, and a lake are identified. Engraved by Thierry. The Argyle map is surrounded by depictions of a waterfall, mallet, fishing net, sheep's head, and bolts of cloth, and shows the string of islands that make up the region. Engraved by Migneret. Maps by Perrot are described by King as "the most decorative miniature maps of the nineteenth century." Size varies slightly.

References: King (2nd ed.) p. 186.

Condition: B+

Each map has light scattered foxing. There are remnants of hinge tape on the verso of the Perth Kinross map.

Estimate: $130 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/21/2014