SAXTON (CHRISTOPHER) Promontorium hoc in mare proiectum Cornubia dicitur, engraved map with fine contemporary hand-colouring, [1579]
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SAXTON (CHRISTOPHER) Promontorium hoc in mare proiectum Cornubia dicitur, engraved map with fine contemporary hand-colouring, [1579]
Sold for £10,000 (US$ 15,648) inc. premium

Lot Details
SAXTON (CHRISTOPHER)
Promontorium hoc in mare proiectum Cornubia dicitur, double-page engraved map, with fine contemporary hand-colouring, decorative cartouches (including title surmounted by Royal Elizabethan arms), ships and sea-monsters [Quixley 1], 370 x 487mm., [1576]

Footnotes

  • The first printed map of the county, from the first county atlas of England and Wales: "...the feat of surveying the whole of England and Wales in detail was a prodigious one, and the maps produced are remarkable for their excellence. The map of Cornwall is delightful in a variety of ways" (Quixley).
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