"Anglia Regnum", Blaeu, (Family)
Subject: England & Wales
Period: 1648 (published)
Publication: Toonneel des Aerdrycks oft Nieuwe Atlas...Vierde Deel
Color: Hand Color
19.6 x 15.2 inches
49.8 x 38.6 cm
This fine map of England and Wales was introduced by Willem Blaeu in advance of the similar maps of his rivals Hondius and Jansson. The outline and place names are based on Speed. It is decorated with four ships, a scale of miles flanked by sheep and a cherub, and the coats of arms of England and Great Britain. Dutch text on verso.
References: Shirley (BI to 1650) #440; Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #5100:2.
Full contemporary color on a bright sheet with the watermark of the god Atlas. There is minor toning and soiling in the very wide margins and a soft vertical crease.