"Magna Britannia Complectens Angliae, Scotiae et Hiberniae Regna in suas Provincias et Comitatus Divisa", Homann, Johann Baptist
Period: 1713 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.5 x 19 inches
57.2 x 48.3 cm
Large decorative map of the British Isles with a huge title cartouche featuring an allegorical representation of Britannia and a host of putti in a cloud background with a portrait of Queen Anne and the royal coat of arms. This is the first of two plates, second state, with two lines from Ovid added above the Queen's portrait.
References: Shirley (BI to 1750) Homann 2.
Watermarked paper with attractive color, some soiling, light foxing at top left, and archival repairs to a centerfold separation that enters 4" into map at bottom and several small chips and tears in blank margins, with one tear just entering map at left.