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Publisher: BLAEU, W.
Title: Anglia Regnum.
Published: Amsterdam, 1634

Size: 15.1 x 19.7 inches.
38.3 x 50.0 cm.
Colouring: Uncoloured.
Condition:  Paper slightly age toned, top margin frayed, paper crease to centerfold - else very fine. Wide margins, a strong impression. German text to verso.
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FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE OF THIS MAP. A scarce first edition (often listed as proof state) of Willem Blaeu's map of England and Wales. Blaeu was the first publisher to bring out a new map of England and Wales. The outline and place names are taken from English cartographer John Speed with county boundaries marked but no border figures.
Blank spaces seen where later Blaeu fills them with two finely engraved coats of arms, those of Great Britain and Ireland.

From early on Willem Jansz. Blaeu aimed of publishing an atlas to compete with the Hondius-Jansson Atlas. By 1630, he had published at least 17 folio size maps. Blaeu was able to realize his plan soon after he had acquired the copper plates of the atlas maps by Jodocus Hondius. The "Appendix followed in 1630.
In 1635 he finally realized a "international edition" of a world atlas, the "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum".

From an incomplete example of the 1634 German text edition of Blaeu's "Novus Atlas", previously owned by Johann Christoph Gesen (1639), Johann Rudolph von Metzradt (1651), Friedrich August II, King of Saxony (1797-1854).
P. van der Krogt mentions two variants for the German 1634 text edition and only two examples containing proof states (Bad Münstereifel and Gotha).

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Reference: Shirley, Early printed maps of British Isles, 440.V.d.Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol 2, 2:131.1..

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