"Magnae Britanniae Pars Septentrionalis qua Regnum Scotiae in Suas Partes et subjacentes Insulas divisum…", Homann, Johann Baptist
Period: 1720 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19 x 22.5 inches
48.3 x 57.2 cm
Superbly decorated map of Scotland including the Orkney and Hebrides Islands, based on Visscher, per the title. The map is filled with superb detail of towns, cities, markets, universities, and meticulously rendered topography. A decorative distance scale supports putti and the royal coat of arms of Scotland, while the title cartouche features the royal coat of arms of Britain, and the mythical figures of Mercury (messenger of the gods) and Ceres (symbolizing abundance).
Fine impression and full contemporary color on thick paper with a large "4" watermark and very wide, deckle edged, margins. There are a few spots in upper margin and a crease at top left.