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Auction 174, Lot 421

"Regnum Hiberniae Divisum in Quatuor Partes quae sunt Ultonia Conachia Lagenia et Momonia...", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Ireland

Period: 1680 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.2 x 22.9 inches
48.8 x 58.2 cm
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This handsome map of Ireland divides the island into its four provinces and further subdivides it by county. There is excellent topographical detail depicting mountains, rivers, lochs, and forests, and several towns and cities are identified, including Dublin, Galway, Lymerick, Corke, and Kilkenny. The title cartouche appears at bottom right with a putti with a compass and four distance scales. At top left, two putti hoist the Irish coat-of-arms (the Celtic harp).


Condition: B+

A dark impression with light offsetting and minor foxing.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/11/2019