Auction 167, Lot 276

"Magnae Britanniae pars Septentrionalis qua Regnum Scotiae in Suas Partes et Subjacentes Insulas Divisium Accurata Tabula", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication: Neuer Atlas... die Gantze Welt...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.8 x 22.3 inches
47.8 x 56.6 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).

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Condition: A

A nice example with very minor soiling and a few short edge tears in the blank margins.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $275

Closed on 3/28/2018

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