28th Apr, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 57


Italy and France
Ortelius (Abraham)
Tusciae Antiqua Typus ... 1584.
[1592] hand-coloured engraved map of Tuscany, platemark 324mm x 486mm, Latin text to rear with signature II, some light foxing, fold reinforced at rear. [van den Broeke 207];
[Mercator (Gerard)], Medius Meridianus est 35, reliqui ad hune inclinantur pro ratione paralleloru 40 & 44.
No date, hand-coloured engraved map of the Italian mainland, the Adriatic coast, Corsica and parts of Sardinia and Sicily, plate mark 348mm x 487mm, Latin text on reverse with signature G, '1618' in pencil. Some light staining to side margins;
[Mercator (Gerard)], Meridiani distant pro ratione paralleli 37 1/2 ad circulum mavimum.
No date, hand-coloured engraved map of Sardinia, Sicily and part of Corsica, plate mark 334mm x 480mm, Latin text on reverse with signature H, Some staining to side margins;
Ortelius (Abraham), Artesia. Jacobi Surhonia Montano auctore. 1587.
[1592], hand-coloured engraved map of northern France, platemark 379mm x 488mm, Latin text to rear with signature 39, hand-coloured initial. [van den Broeke 73] (4)

Sold for £650
Estimated at £300 - £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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