Auction 121, Lot 432

"Insulae Albion et Hibernia cum minoribus adjacentibus", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Britain

Period: 1654 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.5 x 15 inches
44.5 x 38.1 cm

This map of the British Isles during ancient times is based on the cartography of Mercator. The map delineates and names ancient regions via hand coloring and engraved line. There is simple detail of the major cities and rivers. Decorative title cartouche and border with latitude and longitude markers. Latin text on verso

References:

Condition: B

A strong sheet with delicate original color, irregular toning and an ink notation lower right just below the border with the wrong date.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $475

Closed on 9/26/2007

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