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Auction 164, Lot 468

"Magna Britannia Complectens Angliae, Scotiae et Hiberniae Regna in Suas Provincias et Comitatus Divisa Repraesentante", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Britain

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.4 x 19.1 inches
56.9 x 48.5 cm

Large decorative map of the British Isles with a huge title cartouche featuring an allegorical representation of Britannia and a host of putti in a cloud background with a portrait of George I and the royal coat of arms. According to Shirley, this is the second of two plates, with the portrait of George instead of Queen Anne. Homann's map of the British Isles is found in editions of his atlases up until the 1730s.

References: Shirley (BI to 1750) Homann #2.

Condition: B+

A crisp, dark impression with a bit of light toning along the centerfold and a short repaired fold separation at bottom. Minor staining at bottom.

Estimate: $350 - $425


Closed on 9/13/2017