"Cantabrigiensis Comitatus - Cambridge Shire", Blaeu, Johannes
Subject: Eastern England
Period: 1647 (circa)
Publication: Toonneel des Aerdrycks oft Nieuwe Atlas...
Color: Hand Color
20.5 x 16.3 inches
52.1 x 41.4 cm
This is an excellent example of the height of decorative Dutch map-making. It is embellished with two royal crests, the arms of seven noble families, seventeen colleges of Cambridge University, and two blank shields. The map itself is filled with detail of the countryside including forests, parks, cities and villages. Dutch text on verso, published in 1647-48.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II ) #5300:2.
A dark impression with a bit of light printer's ink residue.