Playfair’s Map of Ancient Gaul

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Title

Playfair’s Ancient Gaul

Mapmaker(s)

PLAYFAIR, Dr James

Publisher

Macredie, Skelly & Co.

Place of publication

Edinburgh, London

Date of publication

c.1821

Printed Area Measurements

48 x 59.5 cm

Colour

original

Full Description

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.