Caricta Borealis Vulgo The Northpart Of Carrick
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An attractive map of south Ayrshire, extending from just south of Ayr to south of the Girvan River, showing villages and castles in great detail. The Blaeu printing house was one of the finest of the period and Joan was assisted by his sons Willem, Pieter and Joan II. Their endeavours insured Blaeu maps were, and still are, renowned for the consummate care and attention apparent in every stage of production - with finely engraved plates and a high standard of printing. A good example of this uncommon map, a little marginal wear but paper good and clean, one old manuscript notation - the careful addition of "Girven fl." at the mouth of the Girvan River.
region: Scotland Maps & Charts
mapmakers: T. Pont J. Blaeu
place and date of publication: Amsterdam 1654-
medium and colour: copperplate, Original colourref: 42899
size in mm: 420 by 520mm (16.5 by 20.5 inches).
literature: Koeman / Van Der Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici,I, [5826:2].
Price: £ 400
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