Four-fold map screen with 21 engraved maps by Thomas Jefferys

The screen has a main world map surrounded by 20 inset maps showing parts of Europe and two celestial hemispheres.


Details

Medium:
Engraving on paper attached to canvas & pine frame
Dimensions:
180 x 256 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £15,000)
Acquired in:
1997
Vendor:
Howe, Christophre

It includes a new map of the world or terrestrial globe agreeable to the most modern discoveries and regulated by astronomical observations communicated to the Royal Societies of London and Paris.

Provenance

Private owner

Venue details

British Library 96 Euston Road, LONDON London NW1 2DB 020 7412 7332 www.bl.uk

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