Auction 179, Lot 490

"Le Royaume d'Ecosse Divise en Shires ou Comtes", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles

Subject: Scotland

Period: 1751 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 19.1 inches
57.2 x 48.5 cm

This handsome map of Scotland delineates the counties and shows countless place names, harbors, islands, rivers, mountains, shoals, bays and firths. At lower left is a beautifully engraved rococo cartouche. This is the second state with Flannan Isle moved west of the Western Isles and the addition of St. Kilda, published circa 1768.

References: Pedley #52.

Condition: B+

A nice impression and contemporary outline color with later color in the cartouche, on paper with a medallion watermark. There is minor toning, some soiling and creasing along the centerfold, and some short edge tears confined to blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/16/2020