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Auction 167, Lot 273

"'T Koningryk van Engellandt. Naar de Nieuwste Beschryving", Halma, Francois

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1705 (published)

Publication: Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving…

Color: Hand Color

8 x 9.4 inches
20.3 x 23.9 cm
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This map appeared in Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving, nae de Rechte Verdeeling der Landschappen, Plaetsen, Zeeën, Rivieren, &c. Geographisch, Politisch, Historisch, Chronologisch en Genealogisch, a Dutch edition of A. Phérotée de la Croix's Nouvelle Methode Pour Apprendre Facilement la Geographie Universelle, which first appeared in 1690. The Dutch edition was published by Francois Halma and included 98 maps and views. Halma acquired many of the plates for Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving from Joannes Ribbius, who had enlisted the services of engraver Antoine de Winter to make copies of the maps in Nicolas Sanson's quarto atlases of the four continents. De Winter made very few geographical changes and maintained the attribution to Sanson on the newly engraved plates. Halma supplemented the Sanson maps with about a dozen new maps engraved in the same style as Sanson's, without any attribution on the maps, as well as 23 panoramic views of famous cities around the world. This is one of the maps that Halma had engraved in the same style as Sanson's maps, showing the Kingdom of England. The map is filled with detail and is decorated with a draped title cartouche.


Condition: B+

A sharp impression, with no left margin due to the plate being printed to the edge of the sheet. Light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $200 - $230


Closed on 3/28/2018