First Printed Map of Cornwall Auctioned at Bonhams

A fascinating and valuable collection of over 80 historic maps of Cornwall and the Scilly Isles sold for £46,000 at Bonhams Printed Maps and Books sale in Oxford today, 27 September.Among the highlights was the first printed map of Cornwall from the first county atlas of England and Wales produced in 1576 during the reign of Elizabeth I. This delightfully coloured and very detailed map was sold for£10,000 against an estimate of £6,000-8,000.
The maps had been collected over a space … Read More