"Magnae Britanniae Pars Meridionalis, in qua Regnum Angliae tam in Septem Antiqua Anglo-Saxonum Regna quam in Omnes Hodiernas Regiones Accurate Divisum hic Ostenditur...", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: England & Wales
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19 x 22.3 inches
48.3 x 56.6 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.
A sharp impression with a few small stains, light toning along the centerfold, and a 2" centerfold separation at left that has been repaired on verso with archival materials.