Auction 168, Lot 444

"Scotia Regnum Divisum in Partem Septentrionalem et Meridionalem Subdivisas in Comitatus, Vicecomitatus Provincias Praefecturas Dominia et Insulas", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1690 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 22.6 inches
50.8 x 57.4 cm

This is a superb, classical Dutch map of Scotland showing immense detail of the cities and towns. The Outer and Inner Hebrides are depicted with good detail, and the Orkney Islands are shown as well. Hadrian's Wall, noted on the map as Pictes Wall, crosses from Solway Firth to Newcastle in England, near the border with Scotland. The map is adorned with a coat-of-arms carried aloft by two cherubs and the title is enclosed within a classical pediment attended by yet another cherub.

References:

Condition: B

Original color with a number of small edge tears and centerfold separations that have been closed and reinforced with old paper. There is scattered foxing, light toning, and a small chip in the top right corner with a tiny portion of the neatline replaced in facsimile.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/6/2018

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