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Playfair’s Map of Ancient Gaul

SKU: 5338
£45.00

Title:
Playfair’s Map of Ancient Gaul

Date of publication:
c.1821

Printed Measurement:
48 x 59.5 cm

Publisher(s):

  • Macredie
  • Colour:
    original

    Mapmaker(s):

  • Dr James Playfair
  • Gallia

    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.