Rare broadsheet map of England and Wales

By HOLLAR, Wenceslas, 1644 

A New & Exacte Mappe of England described formerly by Christopher Saxton, Extracted and reduced into this Form, & ingraven by W. Hollar, Bohem:an in London. Anno 1644. London printed for Frances Eglesfeild and are to be sould at the Marygould in Paules Churchyard.

British Isles Great Britain
  • Author: HOLLAR, Wenceslas
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Francis Egglesfield
  • Publication date: 1644.
  • Physical description: Engraved map.
  • Dimensions: 380 by 480mm. (15 by 19 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11333

Notes

First published in 1644 by Wenceslas Hollar. The map is notable for the panelled borders placed on three sides of the map, containing twenty-six roundels, twenty-five filled with portraits of the kings and queens of England from the Norman Conquest onwards.

This example is state three of the plate, with Francis Egglesfield’s sole imprint, probably published shortly after he acquired sole ownership of the plate from his partner Peter Stent, who last advertised his role as co-publisher in a catalogue from 1662.

Bibliography

  1. Shirley, Printed Maps of the British Isles, I, 538: state 3 (pl. 150): recording only the Windsor exemplar
    • Shirley, Rodney. (1988). Printed maps of the British Isles, 1650–1750. Hertfordshire: Map Collector Publications.