Southern Wales Swansea Bay Great Britain ca. 1700 Schenk & Valk fine color mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Principatus Walliae Pars Australis Vulgo South-Wales
(Great Britain- Wales)
Issued Amsterdam, ca. 1700 by Schenk & Valk families
Fine and uncommon old map of Southern Wales.. With strong bold original full hand color. Large decorative cartouche at top left with mythological figures and cherubs. Sailing ships off the coast, an ornate disance scale with numerous cherubs at bottom left. Coats of arms at top right.
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[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].
Map remains well preserved. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling which is visible within the scan. Some offsetting from the old hand color.
Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
Great antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Sheet measures c. 20 1/2" H x 23 3/4" W.
Printed area measures c. 16" H x 20 1/8" W
Original fold line as issued.
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 4, p. 118-9
Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, III, 107-121