England - Wales - Quad

England - Wales - Quad

Product no.: 3962

Quad, Matthias (1557-1613):  Angliae regni florentissimi nova descriptio,...

Cologne c1600

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.

[ref: 3962] £300

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