"Magnae Britanniae Pars Meridionalis in qua Regnum Angliae tam in Septem Antiqua Anglo-Saxonum Regna...", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: England & Wales
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.1 x 22.6 inches
48.5 x 57.4 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 second state of the map with Homann's privilege removed.
References: Shirley (BI to 1750) Homann 3.
Full contemporary color with a few small spots in the image, light dampstains along the edges of the sheet, and a centerfold separation at right that has been closed on verso with archival tape.