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SURREY, J.BLAEU Original antique hand coloured map c1645
- SURRIAVernacule SURREYbyJOHANNES BLAEUPublished Amsterdam circa 1645A fine original Blaeu copper engraved county map of Surrey. The title is displayed in a decorative cartouche featuring a stag and hound. London is shown in pictorial form and numerous coats of arms add greatly to the visual appeal. Enhanced with early hand colour which remains bright and fresh. Latin text verso.  Some mount burn to the margins can be seen where previously framed, which would of course be masked when remounting/matting. A small closed tear has been professionally repaired verso, barely discernable on the face of the map. Centre fold as issued. A crisp, dark impression. The heavy grade hand laid paper remains robust and stable.  Approx. 20" x 16" (500mm x 410mm) map area only, with good margins beyond. Please see also close up images.Willem Janzoon Blaeu (1571 -1638) founded the Blaeu publishing company which dominated the mapmaking industry of 17th century Netherlands. His sons Joan (Johannes) and Cornelius continued the family business after Willem's death in 1638. Their greatest achievement was perhaps the famous atlas  "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Sive, Atlas Novus", which eventually ran to 12 volumes and was published in several languages from 1635 - 1662. The print shop and warehouse was destroyed by fire in 1672 and Willem's last son died the following year. A GENUINE ANTIQUE MAP GUARANTEED OVER 300 YEARS OLD FROM LINDISFARNE PRINTSD111
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