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BLOME, R. - (Two engravings) The Gentleman's Recreation.

BLOME, R. - (Two engravings) The Gentleman's Recreation.
(Two engravings) The Gentleman's Recreation. - BLOME, R.
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Title : (Two engravings) The Gentleman's Recreation..
Map maker : BLOME, R..
Date : London, 1686.
Size : 13.8 x 8.7 inches. / 35.0 x 22.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :Two copper engraved, hand-coloured prints from Richard Blome's "The Gentleman's Recreation". The first is an allegorical print titled "PAINTING" which was dedicated to Charles Bodwell, Viscount Bodmyn. The second is titled "BELLONA" and was dedicated to John Cutts of Arksden.

Richard Blome (1635-1705) was among the most active publishers of cartographic and illustrated books in late 17th and early 18th century in Great Britain.

He was the first publisher in England for 40 years to prepare a new folio world atlas, the first in over 60 years to publish a new set of folio county maps, the first to seriously plan an illustrated description of London, and the first to plan a series of volumes related to the various world continents.
In the 1680s, Blome issued “The Gentleman's Recreation”, “The History of The Old Testament” and a three-volume translation of the works of French philosopher Rene Descartes.
Condition : In good condition with usual age toning. The allegorical print has a repair at the bottom just left of the coat of arms.

ID: 92789

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