Posted 5 years ago
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
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