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Auction 189, Lot 373

"Carte des Isles Britanniques qui Renferment les Royaumes d'Angleterre d'Ecosse & d'Irlande...", Robert de Vaugondy/Delamarche

Subject: Britain

Period: 1789 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

28.3 x 21.3 inches
71.9 x 54.1 cm
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This fine, large-scale map of the British Isles credits its cartography to Thomas Kitchin. It features a large inset of the Shetland and Orkney Islands at top right. The map is filled with details including counties, cities, towns, villages, roads, and topography. A legend below the inset provides an English-French dictionary of geographical terms, and a large table at left shows the political divisions. The title is enclosed in a decorative cartouche with a maritime theme.


Condition: A

A crisp impression with contemporary outline color on a sheet with the watermark of the Maltese cross encircled by rosary beads. There is some minor extraneous creasing at the top of the map.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/14/2022