Playfair’s Map of Ancient GaulSKU: 5338
Playfair’s Map of Ancient Gaul
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48 x 59.5 cm
Steel engraving, 48 x 59.5 cm, original hand-colour, blank verso, a map of ancient Gaul, prepared for Playfair’s New General Atlas. Playfair (1738-1819) was Historiographer to the Prince of Wales and Rector of St Andrews; a comprehensively revised edition of his atlas, "elegantly engraved by the most eminent artists" was published posthumously.