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Auction 153, Lot 455

"Universi Derbiensis Comitatus qui Olim Coritanorum suit Descriptio", Saxton/Hole

Subject: Central England

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication: Camden's Britannia

Color: Hand Color

12.4 x 11.2 inches
31.5 x 28.4 cm

This handsome chart of Derbyshire identifies Sheffield, Derby, Ashfield and hundreds of smaller towns and villages. The title is contained in an elaborate strapwork cartouche topped with the Royal coat of arms. The map is further embellished with a large compass rose and a distance scale with the imprint of Saxton and Hole below.


Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with attractive color, light soiling, and several extraneous creases. There is a tear that enters 1/4" into image at top.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/20/2015