Auction 149, Lot 436

"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.

Condition: B+

A bright example with a fine impression, minor show-through of text on verso, and a professionally repaired 1" tear in Glamorganshire.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/21/2014