Auction 96, Lot 352

"A New Map of Antient Thrace as also of the Northern Parts of Old Greece, viz. Macedonia, and Thessalia", Wells, Edward

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1700 (published)

Publication: A New Sett of Maps both of Antient and Present Geography

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 14.2 inches
47.8 x 36.1 cm

Handsome map of the region of present-day northern Greece and Macedonia. It is presented in two sections, one above the other, on the folio sheet. Large decorative title cartouche containing the coat of arms of William, Duke of Gloucester. Wells was a professor at Oxford and his maps were highly regarded for their accuracy and crisp clean style. Engraved by Sutton Nicholls. Accompanied by a photocopy of the atlas title page.


Condition: A

Some light soil along fold with tissue reinforcing along folds.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/12/2001