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Britannia

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Britannia : J. Gillray / H. Bohn

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Henry Bohn's re-issue from Gillray's original etched plate. England and Wales as Britannia, here an old lady with a trident, sitting on a large fish. An attractive example of a renowned cartographic curiosity. James Gillray was one of the foremost political / social caricaturists of the period, this being one of his more genteel images! Various coastal towns and features are identified in this enduring image - the inspiration for much political caricature nowadays.
mapmakers: J. Gillray H. Bohn
place and date of publication: London 1791 - c.1850
medium and colour: Lithograph, Coloured
size in mm: 250 by 175mm (9.75 by 7 inches).
ref: 43287

Price: £ 450

 
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