Lot 347: Britain.- Blome (Richard), Britannia: or, A Geographical Description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1673.
November 16, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Britain.- Blome (Richard) Britannia: or, A Geographical Description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland..., first edition, 24pp. of engraved coats-of-arms on 13 leaves (most printed on both sides), one leaf from another shorter copy and mounted on stub, the rest with contemporary hand-colouring, 5 folding engraved general maps, 45 double-page engraved county maps, 21 with contemporary hand-colouring, and engraved plan of London, with duplicates of maps of North Wales and Isle of Wight etc. (both torn), uncoloured maps supplied from another shorter copy, contemporary ink inscription at head of title, a few annotations and contemporary note bound in, some light soiling, final two leaves of coats-of arms stained and slightly torn where mounted on stub, map of North Riding of Yorkshire frayed at edges and stained at fold, modern cloth in imitation of antique calf, spine gilt with red calf label, slightly rubbed, [Chubb XCIX; Wing B3207], folio, Tho. Roycroft for...Richard Blome, 1673.; sold not subject to return