Auction 109, Lot 373

"Hibernia Regnum Vulgo Ireland", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Ireland

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

This beautiful map was based on Speed's map of Ireland and is geographically nearly identical. The decorative elements consist of three elaborate cartouches; the royal British coat of arms, the title enclosed in a strapwork framework with the Irish coat of arms and a fruit garland, with the distance scale flanked by two putti. French text on verso.

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Condition: B

Overall very good with a small stain in the upper left corner just entering border.

Estimate: $900 - $1,000

Sold for: $800

Closed on 12/1/2004

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