Saxton-Boazio Atlas Auctioned for £669,600

Saxton map (thumbnail) The atlas up for auction I referred to earlier, combining Christopher Saxton’s surveys of England and Wales with Giovanni Battista Boazio’s maps of Drake’s voyages to the Americas, both from the late 16th century, fetched £669,600 at auction yesterday at Southeby’s. The auction was won by an anonymous bidder. News coverage: BBC News, The Guardian, Life Style Extra, The Independent, Reuters; see also Map the Universe.

Previously: Rare 16th-Century Atlas Up for Auction.