"Magna Britannia Complectens Angliae, Scotiae et Hiberniae Regna in suas Provincias et Comitatus Divisa", Homann, Johann Baptist
Period: 1744 (published)
Publication: Atlas Novus
Color: Hand Color
22.3 x 18.9 inches
56.6 x 48 cm
Large decorative map of the British Isles with a huge title cartouche featuring an allegorical representation of Britannia and a host of putti in a cloud background with a portrait of Queen Anne and the royal coat of arms. This is the first of two plates, second state, with two lines from Ovid added above the Queen's portrait.
References: Shirley (BI to 1750) Homann #2.
A dark impression with full contemporary color, light soiling, a small hole in the British Channel, and several printer's creases at bottom. There is an archivally repaired centerfold separation that enters 1" into image at bottom.