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Altea Gallery
35 Saint George Street
London
W1S 2FN
Contact Massimo De Martini
Telephone 020 7491 0010
Fax 020 7491 0015
Specialists Antiquarian Maps, Celestial Charts, Sea Charts, Globes, Atlases, Travel Books
Altea Antique Maps & Old Charts
Stand K06

Vrients's rare map of England, Wales & Ireland

VRIENTS, Jan Baptist.

Angliae et Hiberniae Accurata Descriptio... 1605., 1612 c.1612

A most decorative map, showing England, Wales & Ireland, issued in only eight posthumous editions of Ortelius’ atlas, with a royal family tree, armorials and vignettes including Neptune on a sea-horse. This example is from the second state, with the controversial description of James I as king of France removed.

As this map only appears in the later editions of the Theatrum it is comparatively rare: Van den Broecke estimates that only about 1,250 were printed. Shirley notes that because the map is larger than the standard Ortelius maps it is 'often found with damage to the margins'.

Note
Antwerp: Plantin, 1609 or 1612, Latin text edition. Coloured. 435 x 570mm.

Edition
1612

Condition
Slightly trimmed at sides due to the width of the map, new margins added as normal on this map.
£5,500