Lot 178 of 312:
Blaeu's Britannia, 1645, with pictorial panels  

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Estimate:
$2,000 - $3,000

Title:
Britannia Prout Divisa fuit Temporibus Anglo-Saxonum, Praesertim Durante Illorum Heptarchia

Author:
Blaeu, Willem & Joan

Place:
Amsterdam

Publisher:

Date:
c.1645

Description:

Copper-engraved map, hand-colored in outline, with 14 hand-colored vignettes (7 on either side). 41.5x53 cm. (16½x21") including the side panels

Striking map of ancient Great Britain based on that of John Speed, showing the seven Saxon kingdoms, with pictorial vignettes on side panels, those on the left showing soldiers with arms, forts and castles in background, those on the right show court scenes. Latin text on verso.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Faint mat-burn in the margins, remains of previous mounting tape on the reverse; near fine.


 
Item number:
291062a
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