Auction 153, Lot 463

"The County of Monmouth", Morden, Robert

Subject: Wales

Period: 1695 (circa)

Publication: Camden's Britannia

Color: Black & White

Size:
16.3 x 13.7 inches
41.4 x 34.8 cm

Copper engraved county map with nice detail throughout, including two major roads. Morden was one of the first English cartographers to show longitudes measured from the meridian of St. Paul's Cathedral (shown in degrees at the bottom of the map) and time in minutes measured locally from the sun (shown at the top). The imprint of Abel Swale, Awnsham & John Churchil is at lower left.

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Condition: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with good margins. There is a hint of toning along the edges of the sheet and minor extraneous creases in bottom corners of blank margin.

Estimate: $95 - $120

Sold for: $50

Closed on 5/20/2015

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