1645 Blaeu - Anglia Regnum
1645 W. Blaeu decorative map of England and Wales
38.5 x 50.0 cm (15.2 x 19.7 in)
Original hand color
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
The map is in excellent condition. The verso is reinforced with 100% archival materials.
Shirley, Early printed maps of British Isles, 440.