"Herefordia Comitatus vernacule Hereford Shire", Jansson, Jan
Period: 1646 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.8 x 14.8 inches
50.3 x 37.6 cm
Beautiful map of the Hereford area is engraved with delicately rendered trees, mountains and towns. Malvern Hill is on the eastern edge of the map with Monmouth to the south. Ludlow is located in the far northern part of the map and Brestayne and Hay border the west. The map is decorated with a cartouche featuring shepherds and the scale of miles is attended by a surveyor and a pair of putti. The crests of prominent families are shown at top.
The map has original color with some of the attendant offsetting. There are some marginal chips and tears, not affecting the map. Hinge remnants on verso.