Catalog Archive
Auction 196, Lot 375

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

Subject: Britain

Period: 1714 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.4 x 18.9 inches
56.9 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 portrait of King George I and the royal coat of arms. This is the first of two plates, fourth state, with King George's portrait replacing that of Queen Anne.

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

Condition: B+

A sharp impression with contemporary color in the map and later color in the cartouche, on a bright sheet. There is light toning along the centerfold at top and light soiling that is mostly confined to the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $300 - $375


Closed on 2/7/2024