"Anglia Regnum", Jansson, Jan
Subject: England & Wales
Period: 1645 (circa)
Publication: Nouveau Theatre du Monde
Color: Hand Color
19.8 x 15.3 inches
50.3 x 38.9 cm
This fine map of England and Wales was copied from Willem Blaeu's map and its decorations are nearly identical except that Jansson has added heraldic shields in Scotland and Ireland. 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. French text on the verso, published between 1645-46.
References: Shirley (BI to 1650) #465; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #5100:1B.
A bright example with a fine impression, minor show-through of text on verso, and a professionally repaired 1" tear in Glamorganshire.