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Britannia prout divisa fuit temporibus Anglo-Saxonum praesertim durante illorum heptarchia [cartographic material].
[Amsterdami] : [Iohannem Blaeu], [1645]
Physical Description:
1 map : engraving ; 40 x 30 cm, on sheet 50 x 60 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio C 2010 2c
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Maps & Atlas (printed)
Scale [ca. 1:2,550,000] -- (W 7.52°--E 2.46°/N 58.45°--N 49.53°).
Shows kingdom boundaries, rivers, settlements and shields.
Border illustrations include seven Anglo-Saxon kings on the left; the conversion to Christianity of a further seven are depicted on the right.
Appeared in: Blaeu, J. Theatrum orbis terrarum sive atlas novus ... 1645.
Relief shown pictorially.
Shirley, R.W. Early printed maps of the British Isles, 1477-1650 (1991 edition), 549
Skelton, 28, 72
Selected exhibitions: "The Mapmaker's art : 300 years of British cartography" (Yale Center for British Art, January 17-March 12, 1989).
Great Britain, including Hebrides but not Orkney or Shetland.
BAC: British Art Center copy is hand-colored.
Map of Great Britain, and part of Ireland. Blaeu based it on a by John Speed map entitled "Britain as it was devided in the tyme of the Englishe-Saxons, especially during their heptarchy."
Subject Terms:
Great Britain -- Early works to 1800 -- Maps.
Maps -- Great Britain.
Engravings -- Hand-colored -- 1645.
Blaeu, Joan, 1596-1673, publisher.
Blaeu, Joan, 1596-1673. Theatrum orbis terrarum.
Speed, John, 1552?-1629. Britain as it was devided in the tyme of the Englishe-Saxons, especially during their heptarchy.

The Mapmaker's Art: 300 Years of British Cartography (Yale Center for British Art, January 17, 1989-March 12, 1989) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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