With an Advertisement for all William Berry's Maps Available for Sale!
William Berry's large, two-sheet map of the Electorate of the Rhine, showing the states of the Holy Roman Empire along this great river located between the present-day Dutch-German border and Strasbourg.
The map shows the region in fine detail, with all major features shown. This includes the cities of Wesel, Duisburg, Cologne, Mannheim, Dusseldorf, and Cologne. Geographic features are shown including rivers, forests, and mountains. This map incorporates its cartography from the work of Nicholas Sanson, one of the greatest French cartographers of the time.
This map was made by William Berry, one of the few 17th-century English cartographers. His maps are rare due to their separately-issued nature, where they were usually included in custom-made composite atlases.
Interestingly, at the base of the map, the map has an advertisement for all the two-sheet maps sold by William Berry. This listing provides a most interesting compilation of his work. This appears to be the first time that we have seen this on a Berry map.