Auction 162, Lot 451

"Magnae Britanniae Pars Septentrionalis qua Regnum Scotiae in Suas Partes et Subja Centes Insulas Divisum Accurata Tabula...", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.9 x 22.6 inches
48 x 57.4 cm

Superbly decorated map of Scotland including the Orkney and Hebrides Islands, based on Visscher, per the title. The map is filled with superb detail of towns, cities, markets, universities, and meticulously rendered topography. A decorative distance scale supports putti and the royal coat of arms of Scotland, while the title cartouche features the royal coat of arms of Britain, and the mythical figures of Mercury (messenger of the gods) and Ceres (symbolizing abundance).

References:

Condition: B+

Very light toning along the centerfold with professional repairs to a tiny hole in the center of the map and a centerfold separation that enters 1" into map at left.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 4/26/2017

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