"Magnae Britanniae et Hiberniae Tabulae, Die Britannischen Insulen", Merian, Matthaus
Period: 1646 (circa)
Publication: Newe Archontologia Cosmica…
Color: Hand Color
14 x 10.6 inches
35.6 x 26.9 cm
This handsome map of Britain is based on Blaeu's similar map. An inset of the Orkney Islands is enclosed in a strapwork cartouche and the map is beautifully embellished with the royal coat of arms, sailing ships, a compass rose and a garland draped title cartouche. Merian's signature is at bottom right.
References: Shirley [BI] #489.
Backed with Japanese tissue repairing some marginal tears.