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Auction 150, Lot 431

"[Lot of 2] The Environs of Edinburgh [and] A New Map of Berwick Shire. From the Best Authorities",

Subject: Southeastern Scotland

Period: 1772-1838 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

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A. The Environs of Edinburgh, by SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, dated 1838 (15.8 x 12.3"). This detailed steel engraved plan shows the city of Edinburgh and the surrounding countryside about 10 miles in each direction. Roads, railroads, and various places of interest including castles, churches, manses, mills, and an asylum are located. Sites of battles are marked with crossed swords and the year when they occurred. Features a keyboard style border. Engraved by B.R. Davies. Condition: A few faint spots with light toning and a few edge tears confined to the blank margins.

B. A New Map of Berwick Shire. From the Best Authorities, by Thomas Kitchin, from London Magazine, published 1772 (8.6 x 6.8"). This lovely small map centers on the historic county of Berwickshire within the Scottish Borders. Towns and cities, roads, and topographical detail are shown. The date July 22, 1333, appears next to Hollydown Hill, commemorating the Battle of Halidon Hill during the Second War of Scottish Independence. A compass rose and decorative cartouche are also included. Ref: Jolly #LOND-294. Condition: A dark impression issued folding on a lightly toned sheet with faint offsetting and a few fold separations that have been closed on verso with tape. There are remnants of hinge tape on verso.


Condition: B+

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Estimate: $80 - $110

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/17/2014