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Auction 189, Lot 388

"Magnae Britanniae Pars Meridionalis in qua Regnum Angliae tam in Septem Antiqua Anglo-Saxonum Regna...", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.1 x 22.6 inches
48.5 x 57.4 cm
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This handsome map is based upon Visscher's map of 1695, delineating counties and showing the boundaries of the seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. The map is decorated by a beautiful cartouche surrounded by angels and the British coat of arms. Two other angels hold the Welsh armorial shield, and at bottom is a large vignette of the king holding court. The map is densely engraved with detail including roads. This is the second state of the map with Homann's privilege removed.

References: Shirley (BI to 1750) Homann 3.

Condition: B+

Full contemporary color with a few small spots in the image, light dampstains along the edges of the sheet, and a centerfold separation at right that has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/14/2022