Auction 153, Lot 449

"[Lot of 38 - Miniature Maps of Britain]", Perrot, Aristide Michel

Subject: Britain

Period: 1823 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
2.7 x 4.3 inches
6.9 x 10.9 cm

This very appealing set of miniature maps covers much of the United Kingdom and is divided by county and region. Locates and names many important towns and cities including London, Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh. Each of the maps is surrounded by an elegant and elaborate vignette related to the region. Includes an index map. King describes maps by Perrot as "the most decorative miniature maps of the nineteenth century." Engraved by Migneret. Size varies slightly. This lot includes:

Iles Britanniques
Sussex Surrey
Somerset Dorset
Devon
Cornouaille
Oxford Berks Buckingham
Cardigan Radnor Brecknock
Nairn Elgin Banff
Inverness
Nottingham Derby
Wilt Hamp
Chester Lancaster
Lincoln
Cumberland Westmoreland
Northumberland Durham
Perth Kinross
Sutherland
Angus Fife
Argyle
Ross
Glamorgan
Haddington Edimbourg Berwick
Stirling Dumbarton Linlithgrow Clackmanan
Pembroke Caermarthen
Worcester Shrop Stafford
Caernarvon Denbigh Flint
Anglesey
Merioneth Montgomery
Monmouth Glocester Hereford
Hertfort Bedfort Huntingd Cambridge
Norfolk Suffolk
Middlesex
Essex Kent
Wigtown Kiricudb
Northampton Warwick Leicester Rutland
Peebles Selkirk Roxburgh
Aberdeen Kincardine
York

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

Condition: B+

Original outline color with minor soiling and a few spots of foxing primarily in blank areas of the sheets.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $350

Closed on 5/20/2015

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