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Auction 190, Lot 364

"Comitatus Caernarvoniensis; Vernacule Carnarvon-Shire et Mona Insula Vulgo Anglesey", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Northwestern Wales

Period: 1645 (circa)

Publication: Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas

Color: Black & White

19.6 x 14.9 inches
49.8 x 37.8 cm
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A handsome map of Caernarvonshire and Anglesey with present-day Gwynedd and Mon. The decorative title and scale cartouche features a farmer with his harvest, which symbolizes Caernarfon as the place of investiture to the Princes. The map is further embellished with the Royal Arms, the crest and feathered crown of the Prince of Wales, and three ships sailing in the Irish Sea. French text on verso, published between 1645-48.

References: Goss (Blaeu) #28; Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #5550:2.

Condition: A

A dark impression on a bright sheet with light printer's ink residue and a few marginal creases.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $110

Closed on 11/16/2022