BLAEU, Johannes (1596-1673). Novus Atlas, das ist Welt-beschreibung ... Vierter Theil [England and Wales]. Amsterdam: Johannes Blaeu, 1648.
2 (511 x 340). Text in German, mounted on guards throughout. Engraved title hand-coloured and heightened in gilt, 58 maps, 57 double-page, 3 half-page illustrations, all hand-coloured, text illustrations. (Some maps and text leaves very slightly browned). Contemporary Dutch vellum gilt, gilt edges, green silk fore-edge ties (extremities lightly rubbed, ties defective).
A fine copy of the fourth volume of Blaeu's Theatrum. The county maps of England and Wales in this atlas set a standard of engraving and carographical design that was not surpassed by any English mapmaker until the work of John Cary and Christopher and John Greenwood in the early 19th century. Koeman I. Bl 47D.