Auction 99, Lot 326

"Somersettensis Comitatus Vulgo Somersett Shyr qui olim pars suit Belgarum", Saxton/Kip

Subject: England

Period: 1637 (published)

Publication: Camden’s Britannia

Color: Hand Color

15 x 11 inches
38.1 x 27.9 cm

Large and elaborate strapwork-style title cartouche make this a handsome example from the Christopher Saxton and William Kip series. Precisely engraved to show all the salient features of the county including market towns, forests, parks, hills and bridges. Further embellished with large sea monster and ship in the sea.


Condition: C

Good impression with bright later coloring on delicate paper. Close margins, as normally seen. Tear at upper right, repaired. Stain along right edge from tape on verso.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/12/2002