"Magnae Britanniae Pars Meridionalis, in qua Regnum Angliae Tam In Septem Antiqua Anglo-Saxonum Regna…", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: England & Wales
Period: 1715 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19 x 22.3 inches
48.3 x 56.6 cm
This handsome map is based upon Visscher's map of 1695, delineating counties and showing the boundaries of the seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. The map is decorated by a beautiful cartouche surrounded by angels and the British coat of arms. Two other angels hold the Welsh armorial shield, and at bottom is a large vignette of the king holding court. The map is densely engraved with detail including roads. This is the first state of the map.
References: Shirley (BI to 1750) Homann 3.
There are some damp stains along the edges of the sheet that enter 0.5-2.5" into the map, and an archivally repaired tear just below the centerfold at left that enters 1" into map.