BEDFORDSHIRE, BEDFORDIENSIS COMITATUS, BLAEU Original antique hand col. BEDFORDIENSIS COMITATUS Anglis BEDFORDSHIRE by JOHANNES BLAEU. Published Amsterdam 1662 in; "Geographiae Blauianae Volumen Quintum quo Angliae quae est Europae liber undecimus continetur". A fine original Blaeu copper engraved map of Bedfordshire. The title is displayed in a decorative banner and the map is further embellished with the arms of local noblemen.
Enhanced with original hand colour which remains bright and fresh. Some light patchy toning can be seen, somewhat exaggerated in the scans, together with. An isolated browning spot (see close up).Free of repairs or restoration. The heavy grade hand laid paper remains robust and stable. 16.5" x 9.5" (420mm x 240mm) map area only, with full margins beyond. Please see also close up images. Willem Janzoon Blaeu (1571 -1638) founded the Blaeu publishing company which dominated the map making industry of 17th century Netherlands. His sons Joan (Johannes) and Cornelius continued the family business after Willem's death in 1638. Their greatest achievement was perhaps the famous atlas "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Sive, Atlas Novus", which eventually ran to 12 volumes and was published in several languages from 1635 - 1662. The print shop and warehouse was destroyed by fire in 1672 and Willem's last son died the following year. A GENUINE ANTIQUE MAP GUARANTEED OVER 350 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTS. We do not deal in reproductions, facsimiles or modern copies of any kind.
Lindisfarne Prints is a small family business specialising in genuine antique maps and prints at affordable prices. Established in 1995 and trading online since 2000, we pride ourselves on accurate descriptions, good communications, rapid service and fair prices. Powered by SixBit's eCommerce Solution.The item "BEDFORDSHIRE, BEDFORDIENSIS COMITATUS, BLAEU Original antique hand col. Map 1662" is in sale since Wednesday, April 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps". The seller is "lindisfarne2" and is located in Shrewsbury. This item can be shipped worldwide.