Ireland Hibernia 1639 Blaeu Camden U.K. scarce miniature mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian
(British Isles- United Kingdom).
Issued 1639, Amsterdam by J. Blaeu. Engraved by Salomon Rogiers for Pieter Bert (according to Shirley).
Charming little early 17th century antique copper engraved map.
Map remains clean and well preserved with a fine patina and visual appeal. Nice impression, the zig-zag oceans and strapwork title cartouche impart a pleasing aesthetic. Longitude and latitude graduations surround the map.
Original fold line, issued for a miniature pocket atlas.
Sheet measures c. 5 1/4"H x 5 3/4"W.
Printed area measures c. 3 3/4"H x 5 1/4"W.
Shirley, Early Printed Maps of the British Isles , 490 (noting the plate was first used 1616, Amsterdam by Pieter Bert- cf. 347).
Chubb, Atlases of Great Britain and Ireland , p. 56, LV (noting the maps may have been engraved by van der Keere).
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 1, p, 143-5.
Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici , pp. 68-377 & also see Langenes: (LAN 11A)