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Auction 167, Lot 257


"Europe", Gibson, John

Subject: Europe

Period: 1758 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minimus

Color: Hand Color

2.5 x 3.7 inches
6.4 x 9.4 cm
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This miniature map appeared in Atlas Minimus, a pocket atlas containing 52 maps, drawn and engraved by John Gibson, with revisions by Emmanuel Bowen, and published by John Newbery. The atlas was considered one of the most attractive miniature atlases of the 18th century. Each map focused on political boundaries, major rivers, and key cities, and included a note with descriptive information about the region. The note on the map of Europe states that the continent is divided into 8 parts (although appears to list 9). The key cities named are Paris, London, Dublin, Madrid, Rome, Vienna, Budapest, Constantinople, Krakow, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and St. Petersburg.

References: King (2nd Ed.) p. 172.

Condition: A

A nice impression on a clean, bright sheet.

Estimate: $50 - $75

Sold for: $55

Closed on 3/28/2018