"Magnae Britanniae Pars Meridionalis, in qua Regnum Angliae tam in Septem Antiqua Anglo-Saxonum Regna quam in Omnes Hodiernas Regiones Accurate Divisum hic Ostenditur...", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: England & Wales
Period: 1744 (published)
Publication: Atlas Novus
Color: Hand Color
19.1 x 22.5 inches
48.5 x 57.2 cm
This handsome map is based upon Visscher's map of 1695, delineating counties and showing the boundaries of the seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. The map is decorated by a beautiful cartouche surrounded by angels and the British coat of arms. Two other angels hold the Welsh armorial shield, and at bottom is a large vignette of the king holding court. The map is densely engraved with detail including roads. This is the second state of the map without Homann's privilege Cum Privilegio Sac. Caes. Majestatis.
References: Shirley (BI to 1750) Homann 3.
A dark impression with full contemporary color on watermarked paper. There are several abrasions along the centerfold, light toning, a stain adjacent to the title cartouche, and archival repairs to some tiny chips and tears in the left blank margin.