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Auction 94, Lot 237

"Vectis Insula Anglice The Isle of Wight", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: England

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum sive Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm
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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.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $425

Closed on 3/7/2001