Wigorniensis Comitatus [Worcestershire]

Method Copper engraved
Artist van den Keere, Pieter
Published 1617
Dimensions 85 x 123 mm
Notes A small, decorative map of Worcestershire from Pieter van den Keere's 'England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland Described'. Latin text on verso.

Pieter van den Keere, also known frequently as Petrus Kaerius, came to England in 1584, as a Protestant refugee from his home town of Ghent with his sister Colette, who married Jodocus Hondius, in 1587. It was probably from Hondius that Keere learned to engrave. Both engravers left London in 1593 to settle in Amsterdam. Keere began to engrave a series of miniature maps in 1599 in preparation for a small atlas of the British Isles. The maps were first published in 1617 by William Blaeu with plate numbers and Latin text. They then passed to George Humble, who published them in 1619 and then again in 1627, by which time they had become known colloquially as 'Miniature Speeds.'
Framing unmounted
Price £95.00
Stock ID 22491