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Auction 178, Lot 293

"Britannicae Insulae in Quibus Albion, sive Britannia Maior, Iuernia, sive Britannia Minor, tum et Orcades, Ebudes, Cassiterides", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Britain

Period: 1694 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

20.4 x 15.6 inches
51.8 x 39.6 cm
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This rare historical map of Britain shows the Ptolemaic divisions and Roman names throughout. Towns and cities are identified, and there is nice detail of the region's mountains and rivers. Gilles Robert de Vaugondy based his similarly titled map of 1750 on Sanson's cartography here. An ornate title cartouche decorates the top left corner. Two distance scales appear at bottom left. Engraved by F. Bertin.


Condition: A

A crisp impression on a watermarked sheet with a hint of toning along the centerfold.

Estimate: $300 - $400


Closed on 6/10/2020