"Sarnia Insula, vulgo Garnsey: et Insula Caesarae, vernacule Jarsey", Blaeu, (Family)
Subject: England, Channel Islands
Period: 1650 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.6 x 15.3 inches
47.2 x 38.9 cm
A beautiful map of the Channel Islands that shows Guensey with Castle Cornet offshore. The islands are depicted with charming pictorial topography and representations of houses, churches, and hazards at sea. The title cartouche is decorated with sheep and shepherds; the scale of miles is surrounded by fetching merfolk. French text on verso.
A very nice impression with wide original margins. There is a thin area of paper to the upper left of the centerfold, only noticeable when held up to light.