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Auction 109, Lot 366

"Anglia Regnum", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1648 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

This fine map of England and Wales was introduced by Willem Blaeu in advance of his rivals', Hondius and Jansson, similar map. The outline and place names are based on Speed. It is decorated with four ships, a scale of miles flanked by sheep and a cherub, and two finely engraved coats of arms, of Great Britain and of England, surmounting the title cartouche. Latin text on the verso.

References: Shirley (BI) #440.

Condition: B

Fine original color. Bit of minor foxing, mostly in blank margins.

Estimate: $650 - $750

Sold for: $850

Closed on 12/1/2004