Auction 157, Lot 466

"Glocestriae Comitatus olim Sedes Dobunorum", Saxton/Hole

Subject: Southwestern England

Period: 1637 (published)

Publication: Camden's Britannia

Color: Hand Color

12.4 x 11.2 inches
31.5 x 28.4 cm

This detailed map of the county of Gloucestershire is filled with towns, rivers, mountains, and forested areas. The map is embellished with a strapwork cartouche featuring the royal coat of arms, a large compass rose, and a distance scale with measuring dividers. Saxton and Hole's imprint appears below the distance scale. Published in the 1637 edition of Camden's Britannia, with the addition of a plate number on the map.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.CAMD-1e.

Condition: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with small worm tracks in the blank margins and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/4/2016