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Regiones Inundatae ... Norfolciae ... Cantabrigiae ...

Regiones Inundatae ... Norfolciae ... Cantabrigiae ... : J.Blaeu

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From the rare Spanish text edition of Blaeu's atlas this map shows the Fens and the Wash including parts of Norfolk, Suffok, Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire. The map shows the drainage dykes and "engineering" of the land that was being undertaken at the time of publication. Cornelis Vermuyden, a Dutchman, was appointed by Charles I to employ his knowledge and experience in the draining of the Fens. Vermuyden's nationality helps to explain the appearance of this map (in addition to the relevant county maps) in the Blaeu atlas. Expert restoration to areas of paper weakness.
mapmaker: J.Blaeu  
place and date of publication: Amsterdam 1645-1658
medium and colour: Copperplate, Original Colour
size in mm: 440 x 550
ref: 34930

Price: £ 450

 
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