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Decorative map of England and Wales

Place/Date: Amsterdam / ca. 1640
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Title: Anglia Regnum
Dimensions
38.5 x 49.8 cm (15.25 x 19.5 in)
Identifier
NL-00110
Coloring
Hand color
Condition Rating
VG

Description

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

Cartographer(s)

Willem Blaeu

Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638) founded one of history’s greatest cartographic publishing firms in 1599. This map is indicative of the duplication by the firms of Blaeu and Hondius/Jansson. In this case, Blaeu has copied a Janssonius map of 1637.

Condition Description

Paper repair in lower margin; fine or nearly so.

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