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Auction 94, Lot 253

"Comitatus Caernarvoniensis, Vernacule Carnarvon-Shire et Mona Insula Vulgo Anglesey", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Wales

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum sive Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

19.2 x 14.8 inches
48.8 x 37.6 cm
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A handsome map of Caernarvonshire and Anglesey with present-day Gwynedd and Mon. The decorative title and scale cartouche features a farmer with his harvest, which symbolizes Caernarfon as the place of investiture to the Princes. The map is further embellished with the Royal Arms, the crest and feathered crown of the Prince of Wales, and three ships sailing in the Irish Sea.

References: Goss (Blaeu) #28.

Condition: A

Beautiful color, heightened with gum arabic. A bit of very unobtrusive foxing and light creasing along fold, still overall very good.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $325

Closed on 3/7/2001