"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.
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.