Copper engraving with original hand colouring. Ornamental title cartouche, separate scale of distance, royal crest and several county armorials. French text verso. Excellent margins : Overall sheet size : 55.6cms x 46.3cms. Image size : 495mm x 408mm. Old line of mount burn around border on front, slight remnant of old framing at top of centrefold else very good condition. Translation verso: ' The county of Hereford or Herefordshire is nearly circular in shape. To the east lie Worcester and Gloucestershire, to the south Monmouthshire, to the west Radnor and Brecknock and to the north Shropshire. The countryside is beautiful: good for pasturing cattle and capable of bearing all kinds of fruit and generally providing for all of life's needs. There is no country more fertile in all England. Moreover there are beautiful rivers, the Wye, Lugg and Monnow: after gently irrigating the grasslands of this pleasantlandscape, they join their courses before entering the Severn Estuary'. : 'As with all productions of the firm of Blaeu, the engraving and layout are all of the highest standard.' Rodney Shirley.
|Map maker||Blaeu, Johannes|
|Published at year||1664|
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