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Wisdom - British Isles

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Wisdom - British Isles : Universal Magazine

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A fascinating and attractive frontispiece for the "Universal Magazine" - one of the popular periodicals of the mid-eighteenth century. The image shows a map of England, Scotland and Wales with the figure of Wisdom dispensing knowledge across the land. Text beneath the map provides "The Explanation ... Wisdom casting forth the Rays of Learning and Knowledge over the Island of Great Britain & Ireland and Britania, on her right hand with an Angel descending to her with a Crown of Laurel." Negligible stitch holes, well away from printed area, so a good example.
mapmaker: Universal Magazine  
place and date of publication: London 1749
medium and colour: copperplate, uncoloured
size in mm: 195 by 105mm (7.75 by 4.25 inches).
ref: 43238

Price: £ 150

 
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