"Cantabrigiensis Comitatus; Cambridge Shire", Blaeu, Johannes
Subject: Eastern England
Period: 1663 (circa)
Publication: Cinquieme Volume de la Geographie Blaviane...
Color: Hand Color
20.7 x 16.4 inches
52.6 x 41.7 cm
This is an excellent example of the height of decorative Dutch map-making. It is embellished with two royal crests, the arms of seven noble families, seventeen colleges of Cambridge University, and two blank shields. The map itself is filled with detail of the countryside including forests, parks, cities and villages. French text on verso, published between 1663-67.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #5300:2.
A nice impression on a lightly toned sheet with a few small areas of paper weakness that have been archivally reinforced on verso.