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Auction 178, Lot 298

"Le Royaume d'Angleterre, Divise dans les Sept Royaumes ou Heptarchie des Saxons; et la Principte de Galles...", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1665 (dated)

Publication: Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde…

Color: Hand Color

20.1 x 15.8 inches
51.1 x 40.1 cm
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This elegantly engraved map of England and Wales is divided into counties and the seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. Many towns and cities are named, and there is strong topographical detail. The map extends to show portions of Ireland, Scotland, and France, albeit with little detail aside from some rivers and place names. The top right corner is decorated with a large and ornate title cartouche incorporating several allegorical figures. Three distance scales appear at bottom right.

References: Pastoureau, SANSON V B [117].

Condition: A

A crisp impression with contemporary outline color on a sheet with a fleur-de-lis watermark. There is minor offsetting and a hint of soiling.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $140

Closed on 6/10/2020