Auction 157, Lot 477

"Cardigan Comitatus pars Olim Dimetarum", Saxton/Kip

Subject: Wales

Period: 1637 (published)

Publication: Camden's Britannia

Color: Hand Color

12.4 x 10.4 inches
31.5 x 26.4 cm

This attractive map of the county of Ceredigion in Mid Wales, with the city of Cardigan at lower left. Locates numerous towns, forests, lakes and mountains. The map is handsomely embellished with a strapwork title cartouche, large compass rose, sailing ship, and distance scale with measuring dividers. Saxton and Kip'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 crisp impression on watermarked paper with attractive color, a few tiny chips along the edges of the sheet, and light toning in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $170

Closed on 5/4/2016