1673 Blome Antique Map Islands of Great Britain Shetlands, Man, Wight, Channel

1673 Blome Antique Map Islands of Great Britain Shetlands, Man, Wight, Channel
1673 Blome Antique Map Islands of Great Britain Shetlands, Man, Wight, Channel

1673 Blome Antique Map Islands of Great Britain Shetlands, Man, Wight, Channel

A Mapp of the Isles of Wight, Jarsey, Garnsey, Sarke, Man, Orcadies and Shetland by Ric Blome by his Matys. 15in x 12 1/2in (380mm x 320mm). This original hand coloured, copper plate engraved antique map of the Islands of Great Britain - Shetlands, Man, Wight, Orkenys, Jersey, Guernsey & Sark (Channel Islands) - was published by Richard Blome in the 1673 edition of Britannia: or, A Geographical Description of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the Isles and Terrotories thereto belonging. Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color : - off white Age of map color: - Early Colors used: - Yellow, green, blue, pink General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 15in x 12 1/2in (380mm x 320mm) Plate size: - 14 1/2in x 11in (370mm x 280mm) Margins: - Min 1/8in (5mm).

Margins: - Light age toning in margins Plate area: - None Verso: - None. His cartography flourished in the second half of the seventeenth century. He produced a great number of maps, but none were original, and he was often accused of plagiarism although usually made no attempt to hide his sources. His maps were attractive and quaintly designed, and they still retain their nostalgic look. Blomes series of county maps were combined in the Britannia, based on the latest editions of mapmaker, John Speed, and was published in 1673 but was not a success. It was followed in 1681 by an issue of smaller maps entitled Speed's Maps Epitomiz'd. Most of his work was engraved by Wenceslaus Hollar, Richard Palmer, and Francis Lamb, and embellished with dedications to county dignitaries which were added or omitted in later editions. Publications: - 1670 A Geographical Description of the Four Parts of the World - 1673 Britannia, or a Geographical Description of the Kingdom of England, Scotland and Ireland (average size 315 x 280 mm) - 1681 Speed's Maps Epitomiz'd (average size 180 x 230 mm) 1685 Re-issued 1693 Re-issued in Cosmography and Geography 1715 Re-published by Thomas Taylor in England Exactly described c. 1750 Re-issued by Thomas Bakewell (1716-64) - 1682 Cosmography and Geography (by Bernhard Varen) 1683-93 Re-issued - 1686 The Gentlemans Recreation - 1687 Isles and Territories of America for Anthony Earl of Shaftesbury (and in 1688 a French edition). What is an Antique Map. The word Antique in the traditional sense refers to an item that is more than a hundred years old.

The majority of antique maps for sale today come from books or atlases and have survived due to the protection offered by the hardback covers. The first thing to determine when staring a collection or purchasing an item, is what is important to you. Most collectors prefer to build their collections around a theme. You may decide to collect maps from one region or country, charting its development through time. Similarly you could collect maps of one particular period in time, by type i.

Sea or celestial charts or by cartographer. The collector might also want to consider the theme of cartographical misconceptions such as California as an island or Australia as Terra Australis or the Great Southern Land. The subject is so wide that any would-be-collector has almost endless possibilities to find his own little niche within the field, and thereby build a rewarding collection.

Starting a collection & pricing. Pricing is based on a number of different factors, the most important of which is regional. In any series of maps the most valuable are usually the World Map and the America/North America. The World because it is usually the most decorative and America because it has the strongest regional market.

Other factors that come into play re: price is rarity, age, size, historical importance, decorative value (colour) and overall condition and quality of paper it is printed on. As specialised dealers, we frequently work with first time map buyers who are just starting their collection.

Classical Images was founded 1998 and has built an excellent reputation for supplying high quality original antiquarian maps, historical atlases, antique books and prints. We carry an extensive inventory of antiquarian collectibles from the 15th to 19th century. Our collection typically includes rare books and decorative antique maps and prints by renowned cartographers, authors and engravers. Specific items not listed may be sourced on request. Classical Images adheres to the Codes of Ethics outlined by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA). We are a primarily an online based enterprise, however our inventory may be viewed by appointment.

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1673 Blome Antique Map Islands of Great Britain Shetlands, Man, Wight, Channel