Drawings, Watercolours, Prints and Maps | 31 January 2013
Stukeley (William) - Mappa Brittaniæ facie i Romanæ secundeum fidem monumentorum perveterum depicta,
Sold for £550
Mappa Brittaniæ facie i Romanæ secundeum fidem monumentorum perveterum depicta,
after the infamous forged manuscript map of Roman Britain and Ireland by Charles Bertram, north oriented to the left, oak leaf title cartouche lower left, engraved map with hand-colouring, 335 x 400mm., old folds, upper and lower platemarks shaved, but well outside border, 1755.
⁂ Charles Julius Bertram ( 1723-1765) was a young English teacher in Copenhagen when he started corresponding with the noted antiquarian, William Stukeley (1687-1765). Bertram was able to convince Stukeley of the authenticity of the "lost" manuscript, De Situ Britanni'e6 , purportedly by the 14th century historian, Richard of Cirencester, which included the original of this engraved map. The forgery was only finally exposed about a century later.
Thursday 31 January 2013, 10.00am
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