1721 Regni Angliae et Walliae Principatus Tabula, divisa in LII Regiones, Anglice Shire...
Regni Angliae et Walliae Principatus Tabula, divisa in LII Regiones, Anglice Shire dictas, prae coeteris correcta et edita per Carolum Allard Amstelo – Batavum.
By: Carel Allard published by Covens - Mortier
Date: 1721 (Published) Amsterdam
Dimensions: 19.75 x 23.2 inches (50.2 x 58.9 cm)
This splendid map features most of England, the southern part of Scotland and the eastern part of Ireland.
Though published during the early years of the reign of the Hanover Kings, the elaborate cartouche celebrates the Glorious Revolution, aka as the Bloodless Revolution of 1688-89, which resulted in the deposition of James II and the ascension of his daughter Mary II and her husband William III, Prince of Orange, to the British throne. There is remarkable detail of towns, roads, rivers, and other topographical information.
Counties are grouped and colored in contrasting pastel shades. Carel Allard’s work is relatively scarce, with few maps on the market at any given time. His maps are not easily found and a delight when they do come to light. He was obviously politically aware, as expressed by certain features of the map.
In the marvelous cartouche, Britannia is depicted with globe and scepter in her hands in the lower right while on the left stands a military figure representing King William. In addition to royal crests, cherubim, a crowned lion and unicorn further embellish the finely engraved and colored cartouche.
Condition: Map is in A condition with original color.
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