Auction 140, Lot 469

"Anglia Regnum", Jansson, Jan

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1638 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15.3 inches
49.5 x 38.9 cm

This fine map of England and Wales was copied from Willem Blaeu's map and its decorations are nearly identical except that Jansson has added heraldic shields in Scotland and Ireland. It is decorated with four ships, a scale of miles flanked by sheep and a cherub, and two finely engraved coats of arms, of Great Britain and of England, surmounting the title cartouche. Latin text on the verso.

References: Shirley (BI) #465.

Condition: B+

There is a small hole in the image near Hereford and remnants of paper tape on verso along the top edge.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 5/23/2012