1640 W. Blaeu - Anglia Regnum
1640 W. Blaeu decorative map of England and Wales
Amsterdam, c. 1640
38.5 x 49.8 cm (15¼ x 19½ in)
Attractive map of England and Wales introduced by Willem Blaeu in advance of a similar map by his rivals, Hondius and Jansson. The outline and place names are based on Speed.
The map is decorated with four ships, a scale of miles flanked by sheep and a cherub, and two richly colored coats of arms, of Great Britain and of England, above the title cartouche.
Verso Text: French
Paper repair in lower margin; fine or nearly so.