"Magnae Britanniae Pars Meridionalis, in qua Regnum Angliae tam in Septem Antiqua Anglo-Saxonum Regna quam in Omnes Hodiernas Regiones...", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: England & Wales
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.9 x 22.2 inches
48 x 56.4 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 first state of the map with Homann's privilege Cum Privilegio Sac. Caes. Majestatis.
References: Shirley (BI to 1750) Homann 3.
Full contemporary color on a bright sheet with an overall nice impression that is slightly weak at bottom left. There are a few minor printer's creases and a tear that enters less than 1/2" into the image at left that has been closed on verso with archival tape.