Auction 116, Lot 455

"Hibernia Regnum Vulgo Ireland", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Ireland

Period: 1635 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

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. Latin text on verso.


Condition: B

Sharp impression and lovely old color. Faint damp stains at sides, just entering map borders. Old repair of bottom fold separation, just affecting map border.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,100

Sold for: $750

Closed on 9/20/2006