Auction 153, Lot 464

"Scotia Regnum Divisum in Partem Septentrionalem et Meridionalem...", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1690 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 22.6 inches
50.8 x 57.4 cm

This is a superb, classical Dutch map of Scotland showing immense detail of the cities and towns. The Outer and Inner Hebrides are depicted with good detail and the Orkney Islands are shown as well. Hadrian's Wall, noted on the map as Pictes Wall crosses from Solway Firth to Newcastle in England near the border with Scotland. The map is adorned with a coat-of-arms carried aloft by two cherubs and the title is enclosed within a classical pediment attended by yet another cherub.

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Condition: B

A dark impression with overall toning and mat burn along edges of sheet. There are short centerfold separations that have been closed with paper tape on verso.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $140

Closed on 5/20/2015

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