Rare and incredible decorative map of Ireland with beautiful old colour. This west-oriented map rarely appears on the market, since it was bound in only a few copies of the Ortelius Atlas, while the publication was done by J. B. Vrients. The map is a derivative of the large Baptista Boazio Ireland map engraved by Elstrach and published by Sudbury in 1599 of which only three examples survived. It comes from an Italian Ortelius atlas of 1608 or 1612. Second state of the rare new plate with dedication to St. Patrick in the upper right cartouche.
Jonathan Potter about this map:
One of the most desirable map of the island for collectors.
Decorated with six cartouches and exceptionally well-engraved ships and sea monsters. With a large coat of arms cartouches showing the British coat of arms with the St George Cross and the Irish harp. Italian text on verso with a large old coloured initial.
|Title||Irlandiae Accurata Descriptio, Auctore Baptista Boazio|
|Publisher, Year||J. B. Vrients, Antwerp, 1608 or 1612|
|Plate Size||43.6 x 57.5 cm (17.2 x 22.6 inches)|
|Sheet Size||45.5 x 58.7 cm (17.9 x 23.1 inches)|
|Reference||Van den Broecke, M.: Ortelius Atlas Maps, No. 23; Van der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 5900:31B.2.|
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