Lot 179: Londinum Feracissimi Gliae Regni Metropolis.
To be sold at our Fine Art and Antiques Sale on 10th Jul 2013
Londinum Feracissimi Gliae Regni Metropolis.
Hand-coloured engraving, 13in (33cm) x 19.125in (48.6cm). With early hand-colouring. Mounted, framed and glazed.
* This is the second state of the map, printed after 1574, when the spelling of Westminster was altered from “West Mester” to “West Muster” and the newly built Royal Exchange building was added.
Price Achieved: £1900.00
This lot was presented at at our Fine Art and Antiques Sale on the 10th Jul 2013
Further Information about the sale:
This sale includes a fine collection of 4 Albrecht Dürer engravings from the collection of Sir Clifford Curzon and Lady Curzon. Another great treasure to be offered in the sale is a copy of the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (1570), the Theatre of the World. This vellum bound collection of 70 engraved maps on 53 double page map sheets is the work of Abraham Ortelius, and the work is considered to be the first modern atlas.