Auction 162, Lot 447

"Betts's Tour Through England & Wales", Betts, John

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1856 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23.1 x 25.8 inches
58.7 x 65.5 cm

This map game leads players through 91 locations in England and Wales, beginning in Greenwich, Kent and ending in Hertford, Hertfordshire. Greenwich is notable for giving its name to the Greenwich Meridian, and is now part of the County of London. At bottom right is a comparative chart depicting the mountains in England and Wales in relation to St. Paul's Cathedral. A numbered key identifying the mountains and their height in feet is below the title cartouche. Published by George Philip & Son. Dissected in 24 sections and backed in linen, the map folds into the original blue cloth-covered boards with embossing and a printed paper label on front cover.


Condition: B+

A bright example with strong, original color and light soiling, which is more prominent at far left. Trimmed at bottom with partial loss of publisher's imprint and scale of miles, as issued. The covers are lightly worn.

Estimate: $400 - $475


Closed on 4/26/2017