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Auction 88, Lot 190

"Denbighshire", Speed, John

Subject: England

Period: 1611 (circa)

Publication: Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine

Color: Hand Color

20 x 14.7 inches
50.8 x 37.3 cm
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Fine county map engraved by Jodocus Hondius. Fully decorated with three large strapwork cartouches, coats of arms, an inset of Benbigh. In the sea are a ship, a sea monster, and Neptune riding a sea-horse. The map has been trimmed at some point, backed with a light paper and rebound. Old manuscript ink bleed through in upper left corner. Still a colorful, decorative map.


Condition: B

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 10/2/1999