Rare Carel Allard map of Ireland, fabulously embellished with cartouches and scenes of the Spanish Armada surrounding the Island.
Includes two of the largest and most dramatic cartouches we have ever encountered on an Ireland map.
This is the first time we have offered the map for sale.
Carel (Carol) Allard (Allardt) (1648–1709) was an engraver and publisher based in Amsterdam. Part of a prominent family of Dutch mapmakers, publishers, and print sellers, his father was engraver and publisher Hugo Allard (1627–1684), who left his business to Carel upon his death. Carel published anything in demand, including maps, topography, ethnography, newsprints, and restrikes of old plates of artistic prints, many of which likely came from his father’s stock. In 1706, Carel gave his copperplates to his son Abraham Allard, before going bankrupt.