Fine example of Blaeu’s atlas of England and Wales
By BLAEU, Johannes, 1648
[England and Wales] Theatrum Orbis Terrarum sive Atlas Novus Pars Quarta.
- Author: BLAEU, Johannes
- Publication place: Amsterdam
- Publication date: 1648.
- Physical description: Folio (570 by 370mm), title, and 58 double-page engraved maps, all with original outline hand-colour (four maps evenly age-toned) in publisher’s vellum gilt with yapp fore-edges, covers panelled with stylized foliage roll, and large central and corner arabesques, spine in eight compartments with repeat tooling in gilt, gilt edges.
- Inventory reference: 16357
Blaeu’s English Atlas was first published in 1645 as the fourth volume of his ‘Atlas Novus’. The work contained 58 maps of English and Welsh counties, which had been derived in main from John Speed’s ‘Theatre’, first published in 1611, with the text based upon Camden’s ‘Britannia’, of 1607.
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