Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. sive Atlas Novus. Pars Quarta [England & Wales] BLAEU Johannes & Guillaume 1596-1673 & 1571-1638 Publisher: Johannem Blaeu Publish Year: 1646 Publish Place: Amsterdami Illustrator: BLAEU Johannes & Guillaume Category: Miscellaneous, Foreign Travel, Antiquarian Book, History, Reference Book No: 007690 Status: For Sale Book Condition: Very Good Size: Elephant Folio - over 15 - 23" tall Jacket Condition: Binding: Hardcover Book Type: Unknown Edition: 2nd Edition Inscription: Unknown £8,750.00 Add to Basket Ask a question Refer to a friend Additional information In contemporary Dutch full boxed vellum, retaining evidence of green linen ties, yapp edges, a few minor scuffs & marks, near contemporary faint manuscript title to spine. Internally, title leaf, , 460, , ie: engraved allegorical title & fifty eight engraved maps (counted in paginations & register, all folding except for the Isle of Man; Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire both on the one sheet), all with contemporary hand colouring, 4 engraved vignettes in the text (half page, also hand-coloured & depicting henges, burial chambers & mausolea), mounted on guards throughout (evidence of skillful removal & replacement), heavily waterstained throughout causing some 'bleeding' of old watercolour, some maps heavily toned, (497*311 mm). (Koeman Bl 44 (volume 1 pp. 178-80). Skelton 42; cf. Chubb LIX-LX.) Second edition in Latin of this 'very fine atlas of the English counties compiled, mainly from the maps of John Speed' (Chubb). A total of six volumes were published. The present volume, depicting England and Wales, first appeared in 1645 and was reissued in 1646.