Auction 169, Lot 435

"Comitatus Salopiensis; Anglice Shrop Shire", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Western England

Period: 1646 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 14.9 inches
49.8 x 37.8 cm

This exquisite county map of Shropshire is filled with detail of the mountains, forests, estates, and towns. The four corners are richly embellished with cartouches, coats-of-arms, cherubs, and a distance scale. Latin text on verso. Published 1646-62 in either Theatrum Orbis Terrarum sive Atlas Novus Pars Quarta or Geographiae Blavianae Volumen Quintum.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol II) #5355:2.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression with original color on a watermarked sheet with light foxing and soiling.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/12/2018