Auction 146, Lot 407

"Middle-Sexia", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Southern England

Period: 1645 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

15.8 x 15.3 inches
40.1 x 38.9 cm

Copper engraved county map with London illustrated at lower right with many buildings and chapels shown. The map shows some topography, forests, parks, towns and villages, and divided into the hundreds. Embellished with coat of arms at upper left, the map locates Otlandes, Kingston, Great Brentford, Uxbridge, Watford, and Waltham Abbey; and names the London, Edmonton, Goare, Istleworth Spelt Horne, and Elthorne Hundreds. The title cartouche features a female figure with the agricultural bounty of the region. Latin text on verso.


Condition: B+

Attractive color with minor soiling in the upper left portion of the image, a few tiny spots, and faint extraneous creasing along the centerfold.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/4/2013