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Auction 185, Lot 445

"Cantabrigiensis Comitatus; Cambridge Shire", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Eastern England

Period: 1647 (circa)

Publication: Toonneel des Aerdrycks oft Nieuwe Atlas...Vierde Deel

Color: Hand Color

20.7 x 16.5 inches
52.6 x 41.9 cm
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This is an excellent example of the height of decorative Dutch map-making. It is embellished with two royal crests, the arms of seven noble families, seventeen colleges of Cambridge University, and two blank shields. The map itself is filled with detail of the countryside including forests, parks, cities and villages. Dutch text on verso, published in 1647-48.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #5300:2.

Condition: A

A nice impression on a sturdy sheet with a hint of toning. There is moderate soiling and tiny chips and tears along the edges of the sheet, well away from the image.

Estimate: $475 - $600


Closed on 11/17/2021