"Ducatus Eboracensis Pars Borealis / The Northriding of York Shire", Blaeu, Johannes
Subject: Northern England
Period: 1645 (circa)
Publication: Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 14.9 inches
49.5 x 37.8 cm
This map of North Yorkshire has a dramatic pictorial cartouche featuring fishermen. Across the top of the map are fifteen armorial shields, fourteen of which bear family names plus one left blank. There are two larger coats of arms, including the royal crest and the arms of England, in the upper corners. The map is filled with the detail typical of Blaeu's maps. French text on verso, published between 1645-48.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #5368:2.
A sharp impression with full contemporary color on a bright sheet with very minor foxing and a few faint dampstains confined to the blank margins.