Glocester. Glovernia. Claudiocestria.

Method Copper engraved
Artist Hermannides, Rutger
Published [Franckfurt-am-Mayn. In Verlegung Wilhelm Serlins. Gedruckt bey Heinrich Friesen, Anno 1666.]
Dimensions 110 x 125 mm
Notes A miniature map of Gloucester from the first German edition of Hermannides' Britannia Magna, published in Frankfurt-am-Main by Wilhelm Serlin. The buildings and churches of the city are shown pictorially, in a birds-eye perspective, and features the Arms of Gloucester in the top left corner, beneath which is the title in a cartouche.

Rutger Hermannides (d.1680) was a Dutch academic, author, and cartographer. A Professor of English at the Guelders Academy, his best known work was Britannia Magna et Hibernia Nova Descriptio, an atlas of the British Isles featuring miniature maps of British cities after John Speed.

Wilhelm Serlin (1625-1674) was a German bookseller and publisher, active in Frankfurt from 1649 until his death.

Condition: Time toning to sheet. Vertical folds, as issued. Blank on verso.
Framing mounted
Price £175.00
Stock ID 51032