Auction 130, Lot 427

"Middle-Sexia", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: England

Period: 1645 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15.8 x 15.3 inches
40.1 x 38.9 cm

Copper engraved county map with London illustrated at lower right with many buildings and chapels shown. The map shows some topography, forests, parks, towns and villages, and divided into the hundreds. Embellished with coat of arms at upper left, the map locates Otlandes, Kingston, Great Brentford, Uxbridge, Watford, and Waltham Abbey; and names the London, Edmonton, Goare, Istleworth Spelt Horne, and Elthorne Hundreds. The title cartouche features a female figure with the agricultural bounty of the region. Dutch text on verso.

References:

Condition: B

Dark impression and sound paper with full margins, original color. Centerfold reinforced on verso, a few short edge tears at top. The map has overall variable foxing or toning.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/2/2009

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