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Vrients’s scarce map of England, Wales & Ireland

Stock No. 20271 Category: Tags: , Cartographer: VRIENTS, Jan Baptist.

Angliae et Hiberniae Accurata Descriptio... 1605.
Antwerp: Plantin, 1609 or 1612, Latin text edition. Coloured. 435 x 570mm.

£4,250

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A superb map of England, Wales & Ireland, dedicated to James I and VI, first published in the only English edition of Ortelius's 'Theatrum' in 1606, only three years after he replaced Elizabeth I as England's monarch. It is decorated with a family tree illustrating the James's claim to the English throne, as well as 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'.

Additional information

Dimensions 570 × 435 mm
Cartographer

Date

1612

Extra Info

Angliae et Hiberniae Accurata Descriptio… 1605.

Publication

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

Condition

A good example.

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