This is an outstanding double page map of the British Isles. Details include topography, rivers, lakes, settlements, etc. The title cartouche is embellished with putti, Neptune, Mercury and other allegorical figures. A large inset details the Shetland, Faroe and Orkney Islands. This last state of the map from Elwe's 'Atlas' is very scarce.
1792 Elwe Map of Great Britain and Eire
Les Isles Britanniques qui contiennent les Royaumes d'Angleterre, Escosse, et Irlande distingues en leurs principales Provinces
Map Maker Specifics
J Elwe, 1792, Amsterdam
18.5 X 23.5 in. plus margins
Good - fair. On laid paper. Marginal staining and damp staining into the lower portion of the map's issued centerfold area. A small void in centerfold. Nice original hand-color.