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  BRITISH ISLES 
 Scotland 

PONT, Timothy. [Map of Renfrewshire from the first atlas of Scotland]
Præfectura Renfroana Vulgo dicata Baronia. The Baronie of Rengrow. Timotheus Pont Auctor. Amsterdam: Johannes Blaeu, 1662, Latin edition. Original colour. 395 x 540mm.
A 17th century map of Renfrewshire, with elaborate cartouches for title, scale and blank dedication. Paisley is marked with its abbey, as is Glasgow, despite being in the adjoining county. This was the first printed map of Renfrewshire, as surveyed by Timothy Pont (1565-1614) who had mapped most of Scotland in superb detail in the 1580s and 1590s. Despite the quality of his work and the attention of James I & VI, his atlas was not published until forty years after his death, as Volume 6 of Blaeu's 'Atlas Novus'. This example comes from the eleven-volume 'Atlas Major'. KOEMAN: Bl 54.
[Ref: 14624]    £350.00 ($459 • €390 rates)


SPEED, John. [A classic decorative map of Scotland, with 'commoner' portraits]
The Kingdome of Scotland. London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676. Coloured. 390 x 510mm. Repair on left margin.
A rightly famous map of Scotland, with an inset of the Orkneys. First issued 1611-12, the plate originally had portraits of James VI of Scotland and I of England, his wife Anne and their two sons. However in 1652 the Puritan ascendancy made it politic to re-engrave the plate: away went the Royal family, to be replaced by costume vignettes of a 'Scotch' (i.e. lowland) man & woman and their wilder 'Highland' neighbours. The checked garments worn by the second pair are considered to be one of the earliest depictions of tartan.
[Ref: 18922]    £2,650.00 ($3,474 • €2,952 rates)


GREENE, Robert. [A scarce map of Scotland, the first to show the roads]
A New Map of Scotland With the Roads. By Rob. Greene at the Rose and Crown in Budg-row Where you may have all sorts of Mapps. London: Greene, c.1680. Original colour with addition. Sheet 455 x 535mm. Some restoration.
The first map of Scotland to have roads marked, engraved by Francis Lamb and first published in 1679 by Greene with William Berry. This example is the second state, with Greene's name only, published before Greene's death in 1668, after which his plates passed to Philip Lea.
[Ref: 16809]    £2,200.00 ($2,884 • €2,451 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century miniature map of Edinburgh]
Edimbourg. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 155 x 105mm.
Plan of Edinburgh from Mallet’s Description de l’Univers, Mallet was a military engineer, cartographer and mathematician in the service of the French King, Louis XIV.
[Ref: 16500]    £120.00 ($157 • €134 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century map of Scotland]
Escosse. Frankfurt, 1684. 150 x 100mm.
Miniature map of Scotland, showing the Orkneys, Shetlands & Faroes, with decorative ships and seamonsters. Published in a German edition of 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 16484]    £120.00 ($157 • €134 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century map of Edinburgh]
Edimbourg. Frankfurt, 1684. Coloured. 150 x 100mm.
Plan of Edinburgh from Mallet’s Description de l’Univers, Mallet was a military engineer, cartographer and mathematician in the service of the French King, Louis XIV.
[Ref: 16501]    £120.00 ($157 • €134 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [17th Century Italian map of Scotland]
Scotia Parte Settentrionale...; Scotia parte Meridionale... Venice, c.1690. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 890 x 630mm.
Highly decorative two-sheet map of Scotland in Coronelli's unique style. Each sheet has a title within a cartouche, the southern sheet a scale cartouche, the northern sheet a table of counties and towns on a hanging banner.
[Ref: 11092]    £1,200.00 ($1,573 • €1,337 rates)


SLEZER, John. [17th Century Prospect of Glasgow]
Facies Gicitalis Glascoae ab Austro - The Prospect of the Town of Glasgow from ye South London, c.1693. Coloured.270 x 430mm.
This view of Glasgow from the south across the River Clyde, shows the very distinctive steeple of the Merchants’ Hall, completed in 1665. Moving further right (from west to east) the next distinctive building is the squat structure of the Tron Church (1599) with its clock. Next should be the tolbooth (1626), a seven-storey high structure surmounted by a crown spire. Given a rather anonymous shape in the original drawing, it has been mistaken at a later stage for an ecclesiastical building and anachronistically surmounted by a large cruciform symbol. Beyond it are a cluster of spires representing the Old College (1656), the Church of the Blackfriars and the Cathedral.
[Ref: 17083]    £280.00 ($367 • €312 rates)


BROWNE, Christopher. [A scarce map of Scotland]
A New Map of Scotland, the Western, Orkney, and Shetland Islands. Most humbly Inscrib'd to His Grace the Duke of Hamilton & Brandon &c. A New Map of Scotland According to Gordon of Straloch Revis'd & Improved by J. Senex. 1721. London: John Senex, 1721. Original colour. 560 x 470mm.
An uncommon map of Scotland, with a decorative title cartouche and an inset of the Shetlands. Originally published by Christopher Browne in 1705, this example has an additional title added by Senex. The name of the engraver, John Harris, is only faintly visible off Kinnairds Head. It was Robert Gordon (1580-1661) who revised Timothy Pont's maps, allowing the publication of the first atlas of Scotland, Jan Blaeu's 'Theatrum Scotiae', 1654.
[Ref: 17582]    £1,000.00 ($1,311 • €1,114 rates)


KEULEN, Gerard van. [Two-sheet chart of western Scotland and the Hebrides]
Nieuwe Paskaart van de West Kust van Schotland, de Lewys Eylanden en de Noord Kust van Yrland beginnende van C.Wrath... Amsterdam, c.1728. Two sheets conjoined, total 600 x 1010mm.
A large antique chart of western Scotland, orientated with north to the right, showing from the Bay of Glen Luce in Galloway to Cape Wrath, with the Outer Hebrides and St Kilda. Northern Ireland is shown from Belfast around the north coast to Donegal. A very detailed chart for the period, considering the area was regarded as the most dangerous waters of the British Isles. KOEMAN: IV. p. 391.
[Ref: 11902]    £1,500.00 ($1,966 • €1,671 rates)


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