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Auction 164, Lot 472

"Vectis Insula. Anglice the Isle of Wight", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Isle of Wight, England

Period: 1658 (circa)

Publication: Nuevo Atlas del Reyno de Inglaterra

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 15.1 inches
50.3 x 38.4 cm

This attractive map of the Isle of Wight extends north to include Hurst Castle and Portsmouth. The island itself is filled with forests and hills, villages, bridges and windmills. It is handsomely embellished by several sailing ships and coats of arms. The large title cartouche features stags and ducks, and the distance scale is surmounted by an armillary sphere. Spanish text on verso, published between 1658-62.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #5740:2.

Condition: A

A superb impression on a sheet of watermarked paper with wide margins. There is one inadvertent ink spot above the title cartouche, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/13/2017