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Auction 100, Lot 293

"Insula Sacra; Vulgo Holy Iland; et Farne", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: British Islands

Period: 1662 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Maior

Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 15.5 inches
46.5 x 39.4 cm

Attractive map of Holy and Farne Islands off the coast of Northcumberland. Farne Island is shown with the Tower and on Holy Island a fort and abbey are visible. The mainland is devoid of detail except for a few cities and castles. The map is decorated with a strapwork title cartouche and the royal coat of arms. Very fine original coloring. Latin text on verso.


Condition: B

Crisp impression on a thick sheet of hand laid paper with full margins.. Just a little light foxing, else very good.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 9/12/2002