"Provinces d'West; Autrefois Royaume d'Westsex: ou sont Aujourdhuy les Comtes Hant-Shire, et l'Isle de Wight, Barck-Sh. Wilt-Sh. Dorcet-Sh. Somerset-Sh. Devon-Sh. et Cornwall, &c.", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Southwestern England & Wales
Period: 1654 (dated)
Publication: Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde…
Color: Hand Color
21 x 14.5 inches
53.3 x 36.8 cm
This detailed map depicts the former kingdom of Wessex, now known as the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, and Isle of Wight in England and Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, and Glamorgan in Wales. The map is filled with towns, political boundaries, rivers, and topography. Adorned with a decorative cartouche featuring several angelic heads.
References: Pastoureau, SANSON V A .
A lightly toned sheet with a large coat of arms watermark, a few minor spots of foxing, and marginal soiling. There is a short centerfold separation confined to the bottom blank margin.