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SOLD Britannia Prout Divisa Suit Temporibus Anglo-Saxonum

SOLD Britannia Prout Divisa Suit Temporibus Anglo-Saxonum

Code: 78251

  • SOLD
  • Date: 1648
  • Condition: A
  • Colour: Original
  • Size: 42 x 52cm

Title: 'Britannia Prout Divisa Suit Temporibus Anglo-Saxonum'. Dutch text to verso.

An impressive and decorative historical map of the British Isles with the seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, Northumbria, Mercia, East Anglia, Essex, Kent, Sussex and Wessex. Each of the fourteen vignettes - seven on each side of the map - is a work of art in its own right; miniatures in the style of renowned Dutch painters of the day.

In good condition with minor toning, a few margin chips and a two inch centerfold repair at top and bottom.

Shirley states in his book 'Early Printed Maps of the British Isles 1477-1650' - "When coloured in the best contemporary tradition, Bleau's map is one of the finest available".

Ref: SHIRLEY: 549. KOEMAN: Atlantes Neerlandici, Bl 57.