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Auction 162, Lot 433

"Britannicae, Insulae in Quibus Albion seu Britannia Major, et Ivernia seu Britannia Minor Juxta Ptolemaei Mentem Divisae...", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier

Subject: Britain

Period: 1750 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel...

Color: Hand Color

20.9 x 19.1 inches
53.1 x 48.5 cm

This is the third state of Robert de Vaugondy's attractive historical map of Britain, depicting the Scilly Isles and with the Shannon River and the Severn estuary labeled. It is based on the cartography of Nicolas Sanson showing the Ptolemaic divisions and Roman names throughout. Embellished with a fine French-style title cartouche featuring symbols for Mercury and the maritime industry.

References: Pedley #46.

Condition: B+

Full original color on watermarked paper with light offsetting and some toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $80

Closed on 4/26/2017