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  BRITISH ISLES 
 Scotland 

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [16th century plan of Edinburgh]
Edenburg. Edenburgum Scotiae Metropolis. Cologne, 1581-, Latin text. Coloured. 345 x 460mm.
A fine 'map-view' of Edinburgh with the major buildings shown in profile, with no consideration for perspective. It shows the medieval city walls which, at the time, protected a population of about 12,000; top left is Edinburgh Castle with the Grassmarket underneath; in the centre is St Giles' Cathedral. The plan was published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the largest series of printed town plans of the period. KOEMAN: B&H 3.
[Ref: 17666]    £1,400.00 ($1,848 • €1,568 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [A pirated edition of the Ortelius Epitome map of Scotland]
Scotiae Descriptio. Brescia, c.1598. Coloured. 80 x 105mm, Italian text underneath and on verso.
A miniature map of Scotland orientated with north to the right A second title appears outside the neatline. The map was published in 'Il theatro del mondo', an Italian pirate edition of the Ortelius 'Epitome' miniature atlas. First published in 1598, the publication was revived in 1655, forty years after the last edition of the Dutch original. KOEMAN: Ort 69.
[Ref: 18022]    £160.00 ($211 • €179 rates)


CAMDEN, William, [The Scottish Section from Camden's Britannia]
Scot-Land. London: Bishop & Norton, 1610. Extract, rebound in blue cloth gilt; pp. 60, with old ink marginalia, double-page map of Scotland by William Hole.
Camden's Britannia was the first British atlas to have a separate map of Scotland. This was engraved by William Hole, who took the Mercator map of 1595 as his source (not Saxton as written on the spine!). The text is a brief history and description of the country and the regions.
[Ref: 7555]    £550.00 ($726 • €616 rates)


SPEED, John. [The classic decorative map of Scotland with Royal portraits]
The Kingdome of Scotland. London: George Humble, 1627. Coloured. 390 x 510mm. Small repaired tear in bottom margin.
A rightly famous map of Scotland, with an inset of the Orkneys. First issued 1611-12, this example comes from the second edition, planned for 1614 but delayed by the death of the printer William Hall. The vignette portraits are James VI of Scotland (also James I of England), his wife Anne and their two sons, Henry Prince of Wales & Charles (later Charles I). 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.
[Ref: 17691]    £3,600.00 ($4,752 • €4,032 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [A Dutch map of Scotland published during the Civil War]
Scotia Regnum. Amsterdam, c.1650, Latin text. Original colour. 390 x 505mm. Repaired tear in lower margin.
An elegant map of Scotland, decorated with two armorials and an inset of the Orkneys.
[Ref: 16744]    £700.00 ($924 • €784 rates)


BRIET, Philippe. [A scarce miniature map of Ornkey and Shetland]
Les Isles de Schetland ou Thylinsel et Orknay. Paris, Sebastian & Gabriel Cramoisy, 1648. 145 x 185mm, with wide margins.
A miniature map of the northern islands of Scotland, published in Briet's rare atlas 'Parallela geographiae veteris et novae'. PASTEREAU: Briet 1, 32.
[Ref: 17240]    £220.00 ($290 • €246 rates)


MERIAN, Mattheus. [17th century prospect of Edinburgh]
Edynburgum. Frankfurt, c.1650. Coloured. 195 x 350mm. Good impression, wide margins.
Prospect of Edinburgh, looking south towards the Forth, with the Castle prominently situated on the left.
[Ref: 16697]    £400.00 ($528 • €448 rates)


PONT, Timothy. [Map of Upper Clydesdale from the first atlas of Scotland]
Glottiana Præfectura Superior. Auct: Timotheus Pont. The Upper Ward of Clyds-Dale. Amsterdam: Johannes Blaeu, 1654, first French edition. Original colour. 395 x 540mm. Light browning.
A 17th century map of Upper Clydesdale, now part of South Lanarkshire, with elaborate cartouches for title and scale. This was the first printed map of Clydesdale, 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'. KOEMAN: Bl 50.
[Ref: 14622]    £360.00 ($475 • €403 rates)


PONT, Timothy. [Map of Lower Clydesdale & the environs of Glasgow from the first atlas of Scotland]
Glottiana Præfectura Inferior, cum Baronia Glascvensi. The Nether Warde of Clyds-Dale, and Baronie of Glasco. Amsterdam: Johannes Blaeu, 1662, Latin edition. Original colour. 395 x 540mm.
A 17th century map of Lower Clydesdale, now part of South Lanarkshire, with elaborate cartouches for title and scale. This was the first printed map of Clydesdale, 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: 14625]    £380.00 ($502 • €426 rates)


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 ($462 • €392 rates)


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