Quad, Matthias (1557-1613): Angliae regni florentissimi nova descriptio,...
copper engraved map; overall 27,5 x 37 cm; plate 18,5 x 27 cm. fold as issued; paper evenly toned; some marginal off-set; top c’fold with small split not affecting image; some foxing; some staining; o/w vg cond.
A very detailed and early map of England and Wales, by Quad, based on the map by Ortelius; engraved by Heinrich Nagel. The map states early names of places, rivers, mountains etc. With a small cartouche, Latin text on verso. Maps by Quad a rather rare and seldom appear on the market.
Quad was born in Deventer, in the Netherlands; he was a geographer, humanist and engraver who studied in Heidelberg before he settled in Cologne but left to settle in Heidelberg in 1603. He engraved city plans for Braun & Hogenberg’s Civitates.
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