"Shropshyre Described", a map of Shropshire,
hand-tinted engraving, c.1610,
41 x 53cms, in double sided frame.
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Auction: The Pictures Auction, 21st Sep, 2023
Our September pictures auction contains a selection of 17th, 18th, and 19th-century works that are bound to illuminate autumn evenings. From Mary Ann Evans' pen-and-ink pre-Civil War map of America, maps of British counties by John Speede and Robert Morden, 18th Century optical prints - designed to amaze audiences with their 3D effects, to John Kay's portraits from a Georgian Scotland.
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