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Auction 191, Lot 481

"Monumethensis Comitatus. Vernacule Monmouth Shire", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Southern Wales

Period: 1660 (circa)


Color: Black & White

19.7 x 15.1 inches
50 x 38.4 cm
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This fine and highly decorative map describes the county in the southeast of Wales, which in Welch is Sir Fynwy. The map is embellished with two cartouches with figures and putti, the Royal coat of arms, the local coat of arms and a plumed crown with "Sche Diene" along the rim. This very handsome map is from the fourth volume of Blaeu's atlas, which focused on England and Wales. Blank verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #5560:2.

Condition: A

A dark impression on a bright sheet with a Strasbourg Bend watermark and a couple of minor spots.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/8/2023