"Vectis Insula Anglice The Isle of Wight", Blaeu, (Family)
Period: 1650 (circa)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum sive Atlas Novus
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm
One of the most decorative maps of the island engraved with details of Newport, villages, bridges and ports. The island is surrounded with several sailing ships and the map is richly embellished with armorials. The large title cartouche features stags and ducks, and the distance scale is surmounted by an armillary sphere.