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Auction 182, Lot 459

"Magna Britannia Complectens Angliae, Scotiae et Hiberniae Regna in suas Provincias et Comitatus Divisa", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Britain

Period: 1744 (published)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

22.3 x 18.9 inches
56.6 x 48 cm
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Large decorative map of the British Isles with a huge title cartouche featuring an allegorical representation of Britannia and a host of putti in a cloud background with a portrait of Queen Anne and the royal coat of arms. This is the first of two plates, second state, with two lines from Ovid added above the Queen's portrait.

References: Shirley (BI to 1750) Homann #2.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with full contemporary color, light soiling, a small hole in the British Channel, and several printer's creases at bottom. There is an archivally repaired centerfold separation that enters 1" into image at bottom.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 4/28/2021