Antique Maps, Charts, Plans, Atlases, Globes and Reference Books

you are viewing prices in Pounds Sterling

Click to view prices in other currencies

map search

SecurityMetrics for PCI Compliance, QSA, IDS, Penetration Testing, Forensics, and Vulnerability Assessment


Send a link to this page to a friend

Sections marked with a * can't be left blank. Read our privacy statement.

*your name
*your e-mail address
*your friend's name
*your friend's e-mail address
 your message
 would you like a copy of your e-mail?

Do you know somebody who might be interested in this map? Click the button if you'd like to e-mail a link to this page.

Hantonia Sive Southantonensis Comitatus Vulgo Hantshire

hover the cursor over image to pan/zoom, or click the image to view a larger version

Hantonia Sive Southantonensis Comitatus Vulgo Hantshire : G. Blaeu

click here to view a large version in a separate window

A fine example of this elegantly engraved map of the sought-after county of Hampshire. 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 and established the fine reputation of Blaeu maps. 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 adding a separate volume devoted to England and Wales. In turn, the "Theatrum" was itself expanded to form the magnificent "Atlas Maior", published from 1658 to 1672 in five languages, and generally regarded as the pinnacle of atlas publishing. The "Atlas Maior" finally incorporated over 650 maps, often found in the loveliest contemporary colour. 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 are no exception and often depict the coats of arms of those families with important county links, as well as decorative title cartouches. Latin text to verso. A particularly attractive example with bright and careful full original colour.
region: Hampshire
mapmaker: G. Blaeu  
place and date of publication: Amsterdam 1645-1648
medium and colour: copperplate, Original colour
size in mm: 410 by 495mm (16.25 by 19.5 inches).
ref: 42903
literature: Koeman / Van Der Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, [5220:2]. this example 135 / Rr

Price: £ 850

return to English County Maps B-K

You might also like

A New Improved Map Of Hampshire From The Best Surveys ...
A New Improved Map Of Hampshire From The Best Surveys ...
by T. Kitchin
price: £ 650
by R. Dawson / Parliamentary Report
price: £ 100
A New Improved Map Of Hampshire From The Best Surveys ...
A New Improved Map Of Hampshire From The Best Surveys ...
by T. Kitchin
price: £ 750
by C. Saxton / W. Kip
price: £ 350