"Wallia Principatus Vulgo Wales", Blaeu, Johannes
Period: 1648 (circa)
Publication: Toonneel des Aerdrycks oft Nieuwe Atlas...
Color: Hand Color
19.8 x 15.3 inches
50.3 x 38.9 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 putti, several coats of arms, sailing galleons, and a dedication cartouche to King Charles I fill the blank areas of the map. Dutch text on verso, published between 1648-62.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #5500:2.
A nice impression on a sheet with wide margins and a large watermark of Atlas. There is light foxing, much of it confined to the lower blank margin, and minor extraneous creasing along the centerfold.