A GENERALL MAPP OF THE ISLES OF GREAT BRITTAINE DESIGNED BY MONSIEUR SANSON ..
Date: 1669 London
Size: 40*52 cms
Full Title: A Generall Mapp of the Isles of Great Brittaine Designed by Monsieur Sanson, Geographer to the French King & Rendered Into English & Illustrated by Ric. Blome. By His Majestis Especiall Command
Rare and attractve map by Richard Blome based on Sanson's earlier map and engraved by Francis Lamb.
Decorative with attractive title cartouche and many ships and sea creatures.
Below cartouche is dedication 'To the most August Charles the 2d by the grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, defendor of the Faith, &c. this Mapp with all humility is Concecrated by your Majesties Obedient Subject & Servant Ric. Blome.'
Very good hand colour .A near invisible repaired tear otherwise very good condition.
This is the first folio (and quite possibly the very first) world atlas wholly engraved, printed and published in England. http://www.mapforum.com/09/9blome.htm