Original Copperplate Map

Map of DEVON, Devonshire by Blaeu c1645 Original, copperplate rare map, antique


Map of DEVON, Devonshire by Blaeu c1645 Original, copperplate rare map, antique
Map of DEVON, Devonshire by Blaeu c1645 Original, copperplate rare map, antique
Map of DEVON, Devonshire by Blaeu c1645 Original, copperplate rare map, antique
Map of DEVON, Devonshire by Blaeu c1645 Original, copperplate rare map, antique
Map of DEVON, Devonshire by Blaeu c1645 Original, copperplate rare map, antique
Map of DEVON, Devonshire by Blaeu c1645 Original, copperplate rare map, antique
Map of DEVON, Devonshire by Blaeu c1645 Original, copperplate rare map, antique

Map of DEVON, Devonshire by Blaeu c1645 Original, copperplate rare map, antique   Map of DEVON, Devonshire by Blaeu c1645 Original, copperplate rare map, antique
MAP OF DEVONSHIRE by Blaeu c1645. Decorative antique map of Devon, with a Royal crest, decorative cartouche for title and scale and eight family coats of arms plus two blanks at right. Original engraved Copperplate Map excellent condition with outline and wash colour centre fold as issued with German text to verso. Approx engraved area: 19.5" x 19" 390mm X 490mm.

The Blaeu workshop, based in Amsterdam, produced the most magnificent atlases and maps of the period, the time in which the Netherlands ws experiencing its'Golden Age' in art, science and commerce. A true perfectionist, Blaeu used only the best engravers, printers and colourists and only the finest materials, including paper, to produce his atlases. In 1645 he published a county atlas of England & Wales as part of his'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' series.

Each map epitomised the craftsmanship and artistry of the Blaeu workshop being finely detailed with ornate cartouches, cherubs, heraldic sheilds and calligraphy. Later in 1662, the maps reappeared in volume five of his'Atlas Major' which is perhaps the finest cartographic work ever produced in the history of map making.

The item "Map of DEVON, Devonshire by Blaeu c1645 Original, copperplate rare map, antique" is in sale since Sunday, February 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps". The seller is "raremapsandprints" and is located in Bourne End.

This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.

  1. SELLER NOTES:: Excellent overall condition - See Description
  2. MAKER:: Blaeu Family
  3. AGE:: c1645
  4. ORIGINAL / REPRO:: Original
  5. COLOURING:: Outline and wash Colour
  6. Format: Sheet Map
  7. Region: Devonshire
  8. Map Type: Regional/ Local
  9. Antique/ Modern: Antique
  10. County: Devonshire
  11. Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  12. Era: 1600s
  13. Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  14. Cartographer/Publisher: Blaeu
  15. Type: English County Map
  16. Year: 1645
  17. Country/Region: England


Map of DEVON, Devonshire by Blaeu c1645 Original, copperplate rare map, antique   Map of DEVON, Devonshire by Blaeu c1645 Original, copperplate rare map, antique