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Auction 118, Lot 544

"Huntingdonensis Comitatus, Huntington Shire", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: England

Period: 1646 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 15.5 inches
50.8 x 39.4 cm

Lovely map of Huntingdonshirethat is based on John Speed's earlier depiction. The northeast quadrant of the county is graphically depicted as a vast marshland. The town of Huntington is near the center, Peterborough is at top, Kimbleton is to the left and St. Neot is at the bottom. The map is supremely decorative with a beautifully engraved cartouche surrounded by two hunters and the accoutrements of their sport, including dogs, a falcon and passel of game. There are no less than twelve armorial crests surrounding the map, including the royal coat of arms.

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Condition: A

Superb impression and old color.

Estimate: $250 - $400

Sold for: $190

Closed on 3/6/2007

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