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Auction 125, Lot 466

"Insula Sacra; vulgo Holy Iland; et Farne", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: British Islands

Period: 1662 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Maior

Color: Hand Color

18.3 x 15.3 inches
46.5 x 38.9 cm

This attractive map portrays Holy and Farne Islands off the coast of Northumberland. Farne Island is shown with the Tower in a fortification. On Holy Island, the Old Fort, an abbey, and the King's Bridge are shown. The mainland is devoid of detail except for a few cities and castles. The map is decorated with a strapwork title cartouche and a beautiful rendering of the royal coat of arms. Latin text on verso.


Condition: B+

Fine impression and original color and margins. There is a bit of color offsetting and minor wormholes in bottom blank margin, well away from the map.

Estimate: $230 - $300

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/24/2008