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Decorative map of the British Isles, published by Carel Allard in Amsterdam.

Includes an elaborate cartouche, with coat of arms and multiple cherubs.

Large inset of the Orkney Islands.

The map would later be re-issued by Covens & Mortier.

Condition Description
Old color.
Carel Allard Biography

Carel (Carol) Allard (Allardt) (1648–1709) was an engraver and publisher based in Amsterdam. Part of a prominent family of Dutch mapmakers, publishers, and print sellers, his father was engraver and publisher Hugo Allard (1627–1684), who left his business to Carel upon his death. Carel published anything in demand, including maps, topography, ethnography, newsprints, and restrikes of old plates of artistic prints, many of which likely came from his father’s stock. In 1706, Carel gave his copperplates to his son Abraham Allard, before going bankrupt.