Lot 174 of 312:
Allard's striking map of Ireland, c.1690  

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Hyberniæ Regni in Provincias Ultoniam, Connahiam, Lageniam, Momoniamq divisa Tabula accuratissima

Allard, Carel


Carolus Allard



Copper-engraved map, hand-colored. 59x50.3 cm. (23¼x19¾").

Detailed map of Ireland, hand-colored in outline and wash, with two large, richly colored cartouches featuring cave men and a large dog in upper left, satyrs, robed women, Neptune, etc. in lower right with an erupting volcano. There are a number of sailing ship vignettes, including two battles, and one rather small sea monster. This map was derived from the seminal map by William Petty, who produced the first atlas of Ireland, published in 1685. It was reissued around 1730, with imprint of Covens & Mortier.

Lot Amendments

Some wear and staining at edges, a few tissue repairs at edges, lower left edge trimmed to neat line; very good, a striking and attractive map.

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