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Devonia Vulgo Devon-Shire
1645. Highly important and one of the "earliest" printed maps of Devon. Influenced by "Speed's" early map, the decorative coats of arms are the same. The Blaeu map is much clearer in its line and less cluttered (there is no inset of Exeter.) The decorative cartouche containing the title has a cherub seated on top holding a cane, two seventeenth century merchants negotiate over rolls of cloth; sheep, fish and two birds surround the rest of the cartouche all giving a flavour of the various industries of the County. The Royal Standard is located in the top corner. A couple of small Ms annotations in an early hand. Beautifully contemporary style full wash hand colouring Batten & Bennett, 12. . 495 x 390mm.
      [Bookseller: Roger Collicott Books]
Last Found On: 2014-12-15           Check availability:      Biblio    

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