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Matthaus Merian: Magna Britanniae et Hiberniae Nova Descriptio

Map: GB1907
 
Cartographer: Matthaus Merian
Title: Magna Britanniae et Hiberniae Nova Descriptio
Date: c. 1658
Published: Frankfurt
Width: 14 inches / 36 cm
Height: 12 inches / 31 cm
Map ref: GB1907
Description:
This rare map of Great Britain is unsigned but attributed to Matthaus Merian. It was thought to have been published in a work about the history of Europe in circa 1658. Geographically it is based on a map first issued by Jansson in Amsterdam in 1638, but reduced in size. Decorative elements include a large Royal coat of arms, many sailing ships, and a scrollwork box containing an inset of the Orkneys. [GB1907]