28th Apr, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 54


[Speed (John)]
A New And Accurat Map of The World. Drawne according to ye truest Descriptions, latest Discoveries & best Observations yt have beene made by English or Strangers, 1651
Tho.Bassett & Ric. Chiswell, [1676], decorative double-hemisphere world map with astrological and astronomical diagrams, the figures of Earth, Air, Fire and Water, portraits of explorers etc. Hand-coloured engraving, plate mark 398mm x 523mm, English text on reverse (pages 1 & 2), mounted, framed, glazed front and rear. Some neat restoration to lower centre but generally a clean and attractive map.
[Shirley, The Mapping of the World no. 317]

Sold for £5,500
Estimated at £2,500 - £3,500


Auction: Books, Maps & Manuscripts, 28th Apr, 2023

A rare late 18th century diary written by Lady Mary Broughton detailing a two-year Grand Tour around Europe, is one of the highlights of the sale. Not only is it a remarkable and detailed travel diary written from a rare female perspective, but it is an important document recording the everyday social history of Europe and a treasure trove of information on picture collections and museums of the era. Also of note is a 17th century Manuscript Account Book with a connection to Crosthwaite in the Lake District, a fine John Speed Map of the World published in 1676, and a copy of John C. Bourne's 'The History and Description of the Great Western Railway'. Amongst the children's literature in the sale is a first edition set of C.S. Lewis' 'The Chronicles of Narnia', and a first edition of Roald Dahl's 'The Twits'. 

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