Auction 150, Lot 425

"[Lot of 3] A New and Accurate Map of England [and] A New Map of England and Wales Divided into Counties Drawn from the Best Authorities [and] Britannia Antiqua",

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1759-1825 (circa)

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Color: Hand Color

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A. A New and Accurate Map of England, by Thomas Bowen, from Sydney's History of England, circa 1760 (8.8 x 12.8"). This striking map of England and Wales is filled with counties, cities, towns, rivers, post roads, and crossroads. Hadrian's Wall is identified as Picts Wall. Parts of Ireland, Scotland, and the northern coast of France appear with little to no detail. The decorative title cartouche features a lion, the Royal Arms of England, and several items representing knowledge and might. Condition: On watermarked paper with minor toning. The right margin has been extended to accommodate framing. (B+)

B. A New Map of England and Wales Divided into Counties Drawn from the Best Authorities, by John Barrow, from New Geographical Dictionary, circa 1759 (11.2 x 7.6"). Ref: McCorkle (18th C. Geography Books) #13-16. This boldly engraved map centers on England and Wales. It shows counties, towns and cities, rivers, mountains, nearby islands, and Hadrian's Wall. It extends to parts of Ireland, Scotland, France, and the Low Countries. A compass rose and decorative title cartouche adorn the top right corner. Engraved by George Rollos. Condition: A strong impression with slight toning along the sheet's edges, well away from image. (A)

C. Britannia Antiqua, by Sidney Hall, circa 1825 (7.1 x 9.4"). This fascinating historical map presents Roman Britain split into four provinces: Maxima Caesariensis, Britannia Secunda, Flavia Caesariensis, and Britannia Prima. Numerous Celtic tribes are named, including the Iceni, Dobunni, and Trinobante, and Hadrian's Wall and Watling Street are located. Published by Longman & Co. Condition: A fine impression with faint scattered foxing and light soiling, mostly in the blank margins. (B+)

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Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/17/2014

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