Auction 140, Lot 443

"Wigorniensis Comitatus et Comitatus Warwicensis; nec non Coventrae Libertas. Worcester, Warwik Shire and the Liberty of Coventre", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: England

Period: 1662 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Black & White

Size:
20 x 16.3 inches
50.8 x 41.4 cm

This map of Worcester and Warwickshire was first published in Blaeu’s Atlas Novus in 1645, and was one of many English county maps included in Volume IV. Blaeu based this work on the Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine published by his English colleague John Speed in 1611. The map is peppered with tiny villages and forests, and includes the royal coat of arms and the coats of arms of nobility in the counties. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: B+

Nice strong impression with a centerfold separation that enters 1" into map image at top and some light toning along the centerfold. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/23/2012

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