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Description: This beautifully hand coloured original antique map of English county of Cornwall was published in the 1637 German edition of Joan Blaeu's Atlas Novus.
Background: Blaeu is one of the most revered map makers of all time and it is easy to see why in this beautiful original map. The high level of the topographical detail, the quality of the paper, the artistic professionalism of the engraving and the beauty of the original hand colouring combine to produce a work of art that is both functional and of exceptional beauty. (Ref: Koeman; M&B)
Condition Report: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: - Original Colors used: - Yellow, pink, red, blue, green General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 22in x 18 1/2in (560mm x 470mm) Plate size: - 19 3/4in x 15 3/4in (500mm x 400mm) Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - Light spotting Plate area: - Light spotting & browning Verso: - Light spotting & browning