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Britannia prout divisa suit temporibus Anglo-Saxonium presertim durante illorum Heptarchia.
1646 - Amsterdam, 1646, first Latin edition. Coloured. 415 x 530mm. Marginal tears repaired. One the most decorative maps of the British Isles, first published 1646. It shows England before the Norman Conquest of 1066, showing the country divided into the seven Saxon kingdoms. Down each side are vignettes in full colour: on the left are full-length portraits of the founders of the kingdoms; on the right are the various methods used to convert their successors to Christianity, including violence and nagging. SHIRLEY: British Isles 577, plate 154; KOEMAN: 152. [Attributes: First Edition]
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