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Blaeu's Map of Wales

SKU: 9582
£850.00

Title:
Blaeu's Map of Wales

Date of publication:
1648

Printed Measurement:
38.5 x 50 cm

Colour:
original

Mapmaker(s):

  • Joannes Blaeu
  • This beautiful map of Wales (Wallia Principatus vulgo Wales) features coats of arms of the historic Kingdom of Gwynedd (used by the Princes of Wales) and the four Welsh cathedral towns, suspended from ribbon by putti; with a dedication to the future Charles II, born in 1630 and designated Prince of Wales around the time of his eighth birthday. 

    Condition & Materials 

    Copper engraving, 38.5 x 50 cm, original hand-colour, light spotting, Dutch text on verso, margins trimmed but still generous. Published in Amsterdam.

    References 

    Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Bl 46.