1645 Blaeu - Anglia Regnum

1645 W. Blaeu decorative map of England and Wales

Title:

Anglia Regnum

Map maker:

Willem Blaeu

Place and Year:

Amsterdam, 1645

Dimensions:

38.5 x 50.0 cm (15.2 x 19.7 in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Original hand color

Condition Rating:

VG+

800.00
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DETAILS

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

CONDITION NOTES

The map is in excellent condition. The verso is reinforced with 100% archival materials.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00260

REFERENCES

Shirley, Early printed maps of British Isles, 440. 

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