Auction 179, Lot 484

"Anglia Regnum", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1635 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

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 the similar maps of his rivals Hondius and Jansson. 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 the coats of arms of England and Great Britain. Latin text on the verso.

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

Condition: B+

Contemporary color on a lightly toned sheet with an extraneous crease running parallel to the centerfold. There are tears in the margins at bottom and at right that have been closed with paper tape on verso.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/16/2020