Saxton Atlas Being Auctioned

A copy of a 16th-century atlas of England and Wales by Christopher Saxton is being auctioned at Southeby’s this week, the Yorkshire Post reports; the atlas is expected to fetch a quarter of a million dollars or so.

For more on Saxton and his 1579 atlas of England and Wales, see this page from the University of Glasgow’s Special Collections and this 1979 article from The Map Collector. There are also several books about Saxton, but they appear to be out of print.

Previously: Rare 16th-Century Atlas Up for Auction; Saxton-Boazio Atlas Auctioned for £669,600.