Auction 158, Lot 253

"Scotia Regnum", Saxton/Hole

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1637 (published)

Publication: Camden's Britannia

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.3 x 10.3 inches
31.2 x 26.2 cm

Hole's handsome map of Scotland is based on Mercator's 1595 map. The map extends to include the Hebrides Islands and a portion of the Orkney Islands, and is filled with place names and strong topographical features. The map is richly embellished with a strapwork title cartouche, elaborate compass rose, sea monster, sailing ship, and a stippled sea. Published in William Camden's Britannia.

References: Moir, p. 167; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.CAMD-1e.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with attractive color and an archivally repaired centerfold separation that enters 2.5" into image at bottom. There are light damp stains and a few tiny chips and tears along the edges of the sheet, well away from image.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/22/2016

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