"[Lot of 2] Parte Settentrionale del Regno d'Inghilterra Descritto, e Dedicato... [and] Parte Meridionale...", Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria
Subject: England & Wales
Period: 1692 (circa)
Publication: Corso Geografico Universale...
Color: Hand Color
23.9 x 18.1 inches
60.7 x 46 cm
This bold and beautifully engraved set of two maps covers the northern and southern portions of England and Wales, each with decorative cartouches and coats-of-arms. Detail includes counties, towns, rivers, islands, etc. The counties are grouped into the seven ancient Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. The northern sheet includes a large inset map of the British Isles enclosed in a drape-style cartouche.
References: Shirley (BI to 1750) Coronelli 2; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.CORO-8a #23 & 24.
Crisp impressions on sturdy paper, with a watermark on the northern sheet. There is a chip in the title cartouche of the northern sheet that has been professionally repaired with the coat-of-arms replaced in facsimile. (B) The southern sheet has minor soiling and offsetting. (A)