"Magnae Britanniae Pars Meridionalis, in qua Regnum Angliae tam in Septem Antiqua Anglo-Saxonum Regna...", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: England & Wales
Period: 1730 (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 first state of the map with Homann's privilege Cum Privilegio Sac. Caes. Majestatis below the title cartouche.
References: Shirley (BI to 1750) Homann 3.
Original color in the map with later color in the decorative elements. There is light toning, minor soiling, and two small worm holes in the image.