Angliae descriptio
Date: Basle,1550 about
England Wales
Cod 3428
Subject: England Wales
350,00 €
Woodcut, mm 250x340, colored. Very attractive early map of England and Wales that has north oriented to the left. Fairly good condition. This map was a great improvement over previous maps of the region and showed for the first time several city names. It shows the flags of both England and Scotland. From a latin edition of “Cosmographia universalis”, a milestone in cartography, first published in 1544, the earliest German description of the world. About 40 editions of the Cosmographia appeared between 1544 and 1628.



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