Lot 581: Map of Herefordshire, England 1640

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2016-01-13 11:47:47

Lot 581: Author: Jansson, Jan; Title: Herefordia Comitatus vernacule Hereford Shire; Place Published: Amsterdam; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: c.1640; Description: Copper-engraved map, 38x49.6 cm. (15x19½").Well-engraved map of the Hereford area, with delicately rendered trees, mountains and towns. The Malvern Hills (Haluern Hills) are on the eastern edge of the map with Monmouth to the south. Ludlow is located in the far northern part of the map and Brestayne and Hay border the west. The map is decorated with a cartouche featuring shepherds and the scale of miles is attended by a surveyor and a pair of putti. The crests of prominent families are shown at top right. Condition: Some toning and light offset, margins with creases from old folds, two marginal chips including a corner torn off; overall very good. PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories Thursday, 28th January 2016 Estimate: $150-250
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