Auction 171, Lot 457

"Cambriae Typus Auctore Humfredo Lhuydo Derbigiense Cambrobritanno", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Wales

Period: 1741 (published)

Publication: Description Exacte de l'Univers, ou l'Ancienne Geographie Sacree et Profane

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 13.5 inches
48.3 x 34.3 cm

This map of Wales is based on Ortelius' map, which was created by Humphrey Lhuyd. At bottom left are the names of the regions in Latin, English and Welsh. The map is elegantly embellished with three strapwork cartouches, a sea monster, sailing ships, and a compass rose. Blank verso, published in Pieter de Hondt's Description Exacte de l'Univers, ou l'Ancienne Geographie Sacree et Profane, a French edition of Georgius Hornius' Accuratissima Orbis Antiqui Delineatio, which included maps from Johannes Jansson's historical atlas and Abraham Ortelius' Parergon.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5500:1B.

Condition: A

A dark impression on a bright sheet with minor printer's ink residue in the sea, a few marginal spots, and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/6/2019

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