Antique Map of Hampshire by Blaeu, published c.1645
Original engraved map by Joan Blaeu (1596-1673)
With excellent old hand colouring, contained in an antique maple frame, with gilt slip frame and old glass
Overall size including frame: 52.5 x 61 cm
A fine engraved county map published in Amsterdam by the famous Blaeu family of Dutch cartographers, with several armorials of county noblemen, a royal armorial and a highly decorative title incorporating some of the produce of the county. The map is divided into the ancient 'hundreds' - a medieval county subdivision.