Auction 157, Lot 479

"Denbigiensis Comitatus et Comitatus Flintensis; Denbigh et Flintshire", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Wales

Period: 1645 (circa)

Publication: Guil. et Ioannis Blaeu Theatrum Orbis Terrarum...

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

This handsome map focuses on the Welsh counties of Denbighshire and Flintshire. It shows the Dee Estuary and various parks, rivers, and towns, including Wrexham, Denbigh, Chester, Ruthin, and Flint. There is good topographical information as well. The Bangor Cathedral is located and identified as the antientest Monastary in the world. Two coats of arms and the Prince of Wales's feathers appear, and there are three ornate cartouches: one for the title, one for the distance scale featuring putti with navigational tools, and an empty one with more putti and tools. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #5555:2.

Condition: B

A sharp impression with faint damp stains at left and right, a few spots of foxing, and an edge tear entering 2.5" into the image at top that has been closed on verso with archival tape. There are fold separations confined to the top and bottom blank margins that have also been closed with archival tape.

Estimate: $170 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 5/4/2016