Fine example of Valk and Schenk's map of Leicester and Rutland, in central England. This fine decorative map from the Golden Age of Dutch Cartography shows these central and agricultural English counties in fine detail, with cities, rivers, walled gardens, and more all shown.
The two county seats within the region are shown, these being Leicester and Oakham. A little enclave of Darbyshire appears in the northwest. Decorative elements abound, which include a number of coats of arms. Two cartouches appear, with the title cartouche showing agricultural scenes as well as wild game.
This map was first engraved by Jan Jansson in circa 1640, whose family firm retained the plates until they were sold to the Valk and Schenk publishing firm at the end of the seventeenth century.