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MAP "The Merce or Shirrefdome of Berwick", Timothy Pont,, Circa 1654

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    Posted 5 years ago

    Alan2310
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    Hi
    Everyone.
    It's not everyday this past by, i was early this morning at goodwill before go to work, usual after the week-end, good stuff coming early in the morning,
    i will never think i will find this nice original XVii century map, well first i am thinking this is not possible this past the barricade of employee without being notice, yes it's happen.
    In the pile of frame i pull out a wondeful map in frame with the protected glass, i decided to have a look closer from the big window in the front end store, much light over there, i realize the map have a light area in the middle from top to bottom,Pic 1-4(i am thinking this maybe coming from a book)and close to the light area i see a small little fold in the paper, so what the hell for $10, i will take a chance, this is what i did, get in my car, on the spot, i carefully remove the map from the frame, surprise, it's an original from 1654, the map is hand-coloured, got 2 attractive cartouche, 1- in upper left and 1- lower right, engraved by Timothy Pont and published by Blaeu in his Atlas of Scotland and Ireland. Includes Duns Castle, Coldingham, Cockburnspath, Berwick, Thirlestane Castle, St. Abbs Head

    The map measure 22 inch by 18 inch

    Thanks for Viewing.
    Alan

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    Comments

    1. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 5 years ago
      You have a gift too Alan! There's a few people here that do and for sure you are one of them ;)
    2. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      I agree Share!
    3. kivatinitz kivatinitz, 5 years ago
      Alan really I would like to see it in person.
    4. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      Many thanks, share

      Karen, for the kind comments, I guess so.....;-)

      Alan
    5. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      @ kivatinitz, I will love if everyone could see in person, how colourful and beautiful the cartouches are.
      When am living in Quebec City, I expertise many maps for the Ursuline museum and Antiques dealers in St-Paul street, always be amaze of the engraved workmanship on those maps.

      Alan
    6. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      Oups, also kivatinitz, really appreciated you take the time to commented and for the love.

      Alan
    7. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      Many thanks, VioletOrange

      AnneLanders

      kivatinitz

      Trey

      Karen

      Caperkid

      mike

      shareurpassion, really appreciated you stop by.

      Alan
    8. sklo42 sklo42, 5 years ago
      You have a piece of British history there, Alan. The Merce (not always spelt like that) means border people. Mercia was one of the seven kingdoms of England in Saxon times. The land between the two corresponds roughly to Northumbria. Berwick (on Tweed) is famous for sometimes being in England and sometimes in Scotland.....according to who was winning the border raids at the time.
    9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Lucky you!
    10. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      @Peggy, absolutely agree, very interesting history line between them.
      That's what I realize, being very involved with history in the past and still today, I very enjoy to found this map.

      Many thanks for taking time to commented and also for the love.

      Alan
    11. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      @blunderbuss2, yes a realize that with all the treasure hunters in area, I am being the lucky to find it.
      Many thanks, for the comment and the love, really appreciated you stop by.

      Alan
    12. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Alan, from another angle, I can't get any interest in hunting here on what is basically a virgin island to hunting. I would just like to see what others find. I've offered to loan my metal detector out many times & nobody has shown interest. The main fort on the Dutch side has never been gone over with a detector. A friend died yrs ago & I got his son to donate his detector to the "Histerical" Society & don't think they have ever used it! Tried to organize a grid-search of the fort with them & met with total apathy. Sad!
    13. Alan2310 Alan2310, 5 years ago
      Many thanks, ho2cultcha

      SEAN

      pw-collector

      trunkman

      Roycroftbooksfromme1

      fortapache

      aghcollect, for the love, really appreciated you stop by.

      Alan

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