Auction 140, Lot 442

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

Subject: British Islands

Period: 1660 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Nuevo

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. Spanish text on verso.


Condition: B

Original color and wide original margins on watermarked paper with some offsetting and toning in the image, primarily along the centerfold and in the cartouche. There is an archivally repaired tear in bottom left corner, not affecting map.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $160

Closed on 5/23/2012