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Comitatus Dorcestria ... Vulgo Anglice Dorset Shire

Comitatus Dorcestria ... Vulgo Anglice Dorset Shire : J.Blaeu

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A well engraved and detailed map of the county of Dorset with Spanish text to the verso. "The finest Dutch map publishers were the Blaeu family, and they hold the title of mapmakers supreme for any period of cartographical history." (R.Baynton-Williams, "Investing in Maps"). Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638) was the founder of the Blaeu publishing house. In 1634 he commenced publication of the "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" or "Novus Atlas" and on his death he was succeeded by his son Johannes (1596-1673). Johannes continuously enlarged and updated the "Theatrum" up to 1658, including the addition of a separate volume devoted to England and Wales. Blaeu maps are renowned for the consummate care and attention apparent in every stage of production - using only the best paper with finely engraved plates and a high standard of printing. The county maps have decorative title cartouches and often depict the coats of arms of those families with important county links. Expert restoration to areas of paper weakness.
region: Dorset
mapmaker: J.Blaeu  
place and date of publication: Amsterdam 1645-1658
medium and colour: Copperplate, Original Colour
size in mm: 380 x 500
ref: 34933

Price: £ 500

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