"Comitatus Northantonensis; Vernacule Northamton Shire",
Subject: Central England
Period: 1646 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.6 x 16.3 inches
49.8 x 41.4 cm
Exquisite county map of Northhamtonshire with Blaeu's typical fine engraving and composition, and clear topographical information as well as profuse decorative elements. The top of the map is filled with the royal coat of arms and heraldic shields of various local noblemen, and at bottom is a delightfully illustrated title cartouche and scale featuring to putti. Latin text on verso, published between 1646-62.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #5315:2.
A dark impression with full contemporary color on a wide-margined sheet with a large watermark of the god Atlas. There is light printer's ink residue and light toning and soiling along the edges of the sheet.