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BLAEU, W. - Magnae Britanniae et Hiberniae Tabula.

BLAEU, W. - Magnae Britanniae et Hiberniae Tabula.
Magnae Britanniae et Hiberniae Tabula. - BLAEU, W.
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Title : Magnae Britanniae et Hiberniae Tabula..
Map maker : BLAEU, W..
Date : Amsterdam, [1631] - 1640.
Size : 19.2 x 22.6 inches. / 48.8 x 57.5 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :First issued in 1630 with vignette borders depicting costumes and towns; however, that state only appeared that year after which the borders were cropped from the plate, as per this state. Based on plates of J. Hondius acquired by Blaeu in 1629. An inset map of the Orkney Islands in the upper right corner is nicely balanced by cartouches in the other corners, each a decorative gem.
Three sailing ships, a sea monster, and a compass rose complete the embellishments. This map would become Blaeu’s standard representation of the British Isles and was published in most subsequent Blaeu atlases issued between 1634 and 1672.
Condition : Full margins. Speckled browning and reinforced center, otherwise good condition.
Latin text on verso.

ID: 91867

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