By: Willem Janzsoon Blaeu
Date: 1640 (Circa) Amsterdam
Dimensions: 16.25 x 20.75 inches (41.3 x 55.25 cm)
This is an authentic antique map of the Great Britain, which includes England, Scotland, and Wales by Willem Janzsoon Blaeu. The map was published out of Amsterdam circa 1640.
This fine map depicts the eastern portion of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and England with a focus on the seven kingdoms that include Kent, South Saxon, West Saxon, East Saxon, Northumberland, East Angle, and Mercia. Each kingdom is noted with a decorative shield to which Wales, the Kingdom of the Scots, and Picts (left blank) are also represented.
The map is flanked on either side by magnificent panels of vignettes representative of the style used in contemporary Dutch paintings. The left panels honor the founders of each of the seven Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. The panels on the right depict historical scenes in Saxon history between 456 and 662 A.D. Many of these scenes illustrate the conversion of each Kingdom to Christianity.
Condition: This map is in B+ condition with full margins and bold coloring. The map exhibits paper toning that becomes more apparent towards the top. Four very small worm holes can be found near the center fold of the map.
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