Maps, British Isles, Herfordshire
"Herfordia Comitatus, Herford-Shire". Copper etching by Wilhelm Janszoon Blaeu. Published in Amsterdam, 1645. Hand coloring.
This map, with Herford almost in the center, shows the various divisons of the time. Theornamentaion of this map is eye-catching.
Notice the Baroque cartouche in the upper right "framed" in a garland of flowers. Along the right are various
coats-of-arms, some at the bottom which were not completed. A single coat-of-arms decorates the upper left corner. In
the lower left two cherubs hold the map legend for an onlooker. Verso: Text in Spanish about Herfordshire.
Original antique print
The map has overall light natural toning. Minor creasing in left margin.
Condition is Very Good. Vertical centerfold.
40.7 x 49.6 cm (16 x 19.5 ")
Herts; England; Bedfordshire; Cambridgeshire; Essex; Greater London; Buckinghamshire; coat of arms; wappen; Watford Hemel Hempstead Stevenage St Albans Welwyn Garden City Cheshunt Hoddesdon Bishop's Stortford Hatfield Borehamwood Hitchin Letchworth Harpenden Hertford Bushey Rickmansworth Potters Bar Berkhamsted Abbots Langley Ware Royston Broxbourne Chorleywood Croxley Green South Oxhey Tring Baldock Waltham Cross Sawbridgeworth London Colney Radlett Oaklands How Wood Eastbury/Moor Park/Northwood Redbourn Bovingdon Buntingford
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