"Magnae Britanniae Pars Meridionalis, in qua Regnum Angliae tam in Septem Antiqua Anglo-Saxonum Regna…", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: England & Wales
Period: 1720 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Novus
Color: Hand Color
19.1 x 22.4 inches
48.5 x 56.9 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 second state of the map without Homann's privilege Cum Privilegio Sac. Caes. Majestatis.
References: Shirley (BI to 1750) Homann 3.
Original color in map with later coloring in decorative elements. There is light soiling, a printer's crease adjacent to centerfold, and several faint damp stains at very bottom of map.