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Auction 190, Lot 361

"Wallia Principatus Vulgo Wales", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Wales

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
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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.

Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $375

Closed on 11/16/2022