1574 Ortelius - Angliae Regni Florentissimi Nova Descriptio, Auctore Humfredo Lhuyd Denbygiense

1574 Ortelius - Angliae Regni Florentissimi Nova Descriptio, Auctore Humfredo Lhuyd Denbygiense

Lovely 1574 Ortelius map of England and Wales with elaborate cartouche

Title:

Angliae Regni Florentissimi Nova Descriptio, Auctore Humfredo Lhuyd Denbygiense

Map maker:

Abraham Ortelius

Place and Year:

Antwerp, 1574

Dimensions:

38 x 47 cm (15 x 18.5 in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Hand colored

Condition Rating:

VG+

1,000.00
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DETAILS

“A new representation of England, a most flourishing kingdom, by Humphrey Llhuyd from Denbigh, 1573”

This is a beautiful map of England and Wales and a wide array of striking decorative elements, including: two strapwork cartouches, sailing ships, animals, a stiple-engraved sea, and lovely scripts.

The map has been dated using Van den Broecke as a guide — “1584L11 (750 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Rogersius cognatus meus.Idem de Romanorum in Britannia imperio præ manibus habet.)”

Cartographic sources: Mercator's 1564 wall map of the British Isles in 8 sheets and Lhuyd's manuscript map of 1568, partly based on it (Meurer p. 197, 184-185, Karrow 56/16, 50/3.1, p. 387-388, 347-348).

CONDITION NOTES

Verso repair at lower central crease, mild soiling, very good, attractive.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00011

REFERENCES

Ort 19; 1584L11 http://www.orteliusmaps.com/book/ort19.html

(Koeman/Meurer: 55, Karrow: 1/79, van der Krogt AN: 5100:31A)

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