Item details: Comitatus Dorcestria, sive Dorsettia; vulgo Anglice Dorset Shire
Comitatus Dorcestria, sive Dorsettia; vulgo Anglice Dorset Shire
Imprint: Amsterdam, c.1650
380 x 500 mm., early outline colour with Latin text to the verso, with small stain either side in the margins, otherwise with generous margins and in good condition.
Joan Blaeu (1598-1673) is one of the most famous of the Dutch cartographers. The fourth volume of his 'Novus Atlas' focused on England and Wales. Willem Blaeu established the firm in 1599 as instrument and globe makers. He went on to produce some of the highest quality atlases ever published. Beaton pp. 25-7; Skelton 28; Van der Krogt, P. (Atlantes) 5240:2.