Auction 142, Lot 417

"Anglia Regnum", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1648 (circa)

Publication: Novus Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 15.2 inches
50 x 38.6 cm

This fine map of England and Wales was introduced by Willem Blaeu in advance of his rivals', Hondius and Jansson, similar map. The outline and place names are based on Speed. 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.

References: Shirley (BI to 1650) #440.

Condition: B+

Very wide margins with light printer's ink residue and some faint spots.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $400

Closed on 11/28/2012