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Rare broadsheet map of England and Wales

Title
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.
Author
HOLLAR, Wenceslas
Publisher
Francis Egglesfield,
Publication place
London,
Publication date
1644.
Dimensions
380 by 480mm. (15 by 19 inches).
Price
SOLD
Reference
11333

Description

Engraved map.

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

Globe, Peter Stent, 300, III, recording four locations: British Museum, Department of Prints; Ashmolean Museum, Sutherland Collection; Cambridge University Fitzwilliam Museum and Royal Library, Windsor; Shirley, Printed Maps of the British Isles, I, 538: state 3 (pl. 150): recording only the Windsor exemplar; Turner, Wenceslas Hollar, 549, III, adds Prague National Gallery.