Auction 113, Lot 395

"Essexia Comitatus", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: England

Period: 1645 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

Fine decorative map of Essex with London in the lower left corner. Filled with detail of the topography, forests, parks, towns and cities. Richly embellished with ships sailing in the German Sea, putti surveying the distance scale, a title cartouche, royal arms and a panel of eight Earls with the bottom one blank. French text with an engraving on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #5285:2.

Condition: B

Good impression and old color. Bit of light foxing, mostly in blank margins.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/7/2005

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