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Britannia prout divisa fuit temporibus ANGLO-SAXONUM, praefertim durante illorum HEPTARCHIA
Amsterdam c.1646 - Black and white engraved map (approx. 42.5 x 53cm). With German and Latin text on the verso. The map is based upon Blaeu's map of 1645, but can be readily distinguished from Blaeu's map by the addition of 2 compass roses, rhumb lines and sailing ships. The two sets of vignettes on either side of the map were first incorporated by Speed in his Heptarchy map of 1611 and show the British Isles at the time of the Anglo-Saxon Heptarchy; the seven ancient kingdoms of Kent, the South Saxons, West Saxons, East Saxons, Northumberland, East Anglia and Mercia. The historical map is embellished with border panels depicting the seven Kings in full battle dress & armour, and with scenes illustrating the conversion of each of the seven kingdoms to Christianity in wake of St. Augustine's arrival in England in the year 597 AD. The vignettes have been completely redone by a Dutch engraver and are in the grand style of contemporary Dutch paintings. A VERY GOOD IMPRESSION.
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