Wigorniensis by Johannes Bleau

Wigorniensis by Johannes Bleau

Code: 53733

£195.00 Approx $268.23, €228.34

Date 1645-1662

Long title: Wigorniensis Comitatus Et Comitatus Warwicensis Nec Non Coventrae Libertas. Worcester, Warwickshire and the Liberty of Coventre. (Worcestershire and Warwickshire). Copper engraving with original hand colouring and heightened in GOLD.  Overall size : 65.8cms x 53.1cms.  Engraved size: 498mm x 410mm. Title in decorative cartouche at top left, scale of distance at bottom centre with numerous coats of arms on either side. The four corners are decorated with coats of arms.  In the upper corners are the royal and English arms and in the lower corners those of the counts of Worcester and Warwick. Latin text verso  pp 266/265. Some residual grey inkiness in blank areas (Seventeenth century flaw occasioned during the printing process). Small remnant of ink name on verso of map in margin, no show through from this on the front else very good condition.

"As with all productions of the firm of Blaeu, the engraving and layout are all of the highest standard." Rodney Shirley.