"Wallia Principatus Vulgo Wales", Blaeu, Johannes
Period: 1646 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.7 x 15.2 inches
50 x 38.6 cm
This handsome map of Wales is filled with detail and decorative elements. Towns, political boundaries, rivers, and mountains are shown, including Snowdown Hill (Snowdon), the highest mountain in the country. A strapwork cartouche with puttie, several coats of arms, sailing galleons, and a dedication cartouche to King Charles I fill the blank areas of the map. Latin text on verso, published between 1646-62.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #5500:2.
Full contemporary color on a watermarked sheet with light toning, minor foxing, some printer's ink residue, and a bit of show-through of text on verso.