"Penbrochia Comitatus et Comitatus Caermaridunum", Blaeu, (Family)
Subject: Southwestern Wales
Period: 1645 (circa)
Publication: Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas
Color: Hand Color
21 x 16.2 inches
53.3 x 41.1 cm
Impressive map of Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire embellished with the Royal Arms, a garland of eleven regional crests, and the feathered crown of the Prince of Wales. The map is beautifully engraved with rivers, mountains and forests pictorially represented and the sea is adorned with sailing ships. The decorative title cartouche features livestock, fish and putti. French text on verso, published between 1645-48.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #5530:2.
Full contemporary color with light toning along the centefold and edges of the sheet and a faint dampstain at bottom center.