"Hiberniae Regnum tam in Praecipuas Ultoniae, Connaciae, Lageniae, et Momoniae, quam in Minores Earumdem Provincias...", Visscher/Schenk
Period: 1715 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.5 x 22.3 inches
47 x 56.6 cm
This highly decorative map of Ireland delineates the four provinces and includes plenty of place names and nice topographical detail. Four distance scales and a key are enclosed in an elaborate title cartouche at bottom right that features Perseus rescuing Andromeda from Cetus, the royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom, and a dedication to William of Orange, described in Latin as "a defender of religion and liberty." The title cartouche at top left includes the coat of arms of Ireland surrounded by putti and allegorical figures. This stunning map served as a model for later maps by Homann and other cartographers.
A fine impression in contemporary color with some minor spots mostly in the blank margins.