Auction 150, Lot 419

"Dorcestriae Comitatis Vulgo Dorsett Ubi Olim Durotriges Insederunt", Saxton/Kip

Subject: Dorset, England

Period: 1637 (circa)

Publication: Camden's Britannia

Color: Hand Color

15.1 x 10.8 inches
38.4 x 27.4 cm

This is an early map of the county of Dorset engraved by William Kip and based upon the famous survey by Christopher Saxton. It is fully engraved to illustrate all the salient features of the county including market towns, rivers, castles, forests, parks, hills, and bridges. Parts of Devon, Somerset, Wiltshire, and Hampshire are shown. Two sailing vessels and a massive sea monster appear in the English Channel. The map is further decorated with strapwork title and scale cartouches and a compass rose.


Condition: A

On watermarked paper with light printer's ink residue.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/17/2014