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A lovely example of a finely engraved miniature map of all Ireland - unusually oriented with north to the left of the page. The map has decorative title cartouche at lower left with two putti (cherubs) supporting a shield with the harp against a blue background and the title in a banner. The map was prepared for publication in James Beeverell's "Les Delices de la Grand Bretagne & de L'Irlande" a topographical work describing many of the country's finest houses and towns. This example in stunning original colour heightened with gold outlines.
region: Ireland Maps & Charts
mapmaker: P. van der Aa
place and date of publication: Leiden 1707
medium and colour: copperplate, original colourref: 43274
size in mm: 125 by 160mm (5 by 6.25 inches).
Price: £ 380
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