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Auction 189, Lot 391

"England Drawn and Engraved for Dr. Playfair's Atlas", Playfair, James

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1824 (circa)

Publication: A New General Atlas, Ancient and Modern...

Color: Hand Color

18 x 22.3 inches
45.7 x 56.6 cm
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Dr. Playfair (1738-1819) was a minister, historiographer to the Prince of Wales, and Principal of the United College of St Salvator and St Leonard in the University of St Andrews from 1799 until his death. The maps from Playfair's A New General Atlas are quite scarce. This county map of England depicts roads, towns, and rivers. A small inset at bottom left shows the Isles of Scilly. Fancy titling in scroll lettering. Drawn by W.W. Macpherson and engraved by Cooper. Published in Edinburgh by Alexander Macredie.


Condition: B+

Contemporary color with light foxing and soiling and short centerfold separations at left and right.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/14/2022