Auction 98, Lot 278

"Englalond Anglia Anglosaxonum Heptarchia Terra Armis Animisque Potens", Hole, William

Subject: England and Wales

Period: 1607-37 (circa)

Publication: Camden's Britannia

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.4 x 10.7 inches
31.5 x 27.2 cm

Very graphic small map of England and Wales depicting the traditional Anglo Saxon kingdoms. The old place names are keyed to an alphabet at top left. The large and ornate title cartouche features the seven-scepter symbol of the Heptarchy. The map is further decorated with a superb compass rose, two ships and three sea monsters.

References: Shirley (BI) #280.

Condition: B

A couple of very minor light stains and expert repair in margin, overall very crisp and clean.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $475

Closed on 3/6/2002

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