Catalog Archive
Auction 158, Lot 317

"A New Map of Antient Germany, Rhaetia, Vindelicia, and Noricum. Shewing Their Principal People, Tribes, Cities, Towns, Rivers, Mountains, &c...", Wells, Edward

Subject: Central Europe, Germany

Period: 1701 (published)

Publication: A New Set of Maps Both of Antient and Present Geography

Color: Hand Color

18.9 x 14.2 inches
48 x 36.1 cm
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This English map of Germany is filled with ancient place names and identifies the locations of various Germanic tribes, including the Ingaevones, the Irminones, and the Istaevones. The Danube River is prominently shown and also identified as "the boundary's of the Roman Empire." Several short notes are included regarding the origins of various tribes. The map extends south to the Gulf of Venice. The title cartouche features merfolk and a dedication to Prince William, Duke of Glocester. Engraved by Sutton Nicholls.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.WELL-1a #12.

Condition: A

A clean and bright example with a short, professionally repaired centerfold separation in bottom blank margin. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $140

Closed on 6/22/2016