Auction 173, Lot 242

"Anglia Regnum", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication: Le Theatre de Monde...

Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 15.1 inches
49.8 x 38.4 cm

This fine map of England and Wales was introduced by Willem Blaeu in advance of his rivals', Hondius and Jansson, similar map. The outline and place names are based on Speed. It is decorated with four ships, a scale of miles flanked by sheep and a cherub, and two finely engraved coats of arms, of Great Britain and of England, surmounting the title cartouche. French text on the verso, published between 1635-38.

References: Shirley (BI to 1650) #440; Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #5100:2.

Condition: A

On a bright sheet with a few minor abrasions along the lower centerfold.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/5/2019