Guiljelimus Blaeu, DANIA REGUM, hand-colored map of Denmark and Scandinavia from "Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas," published 1647. Includes two decorative coats of arms and title cartouche. Matted under glass with a silvered molded frame with presentation plaque to "Ambassador to Denmark Guilford Dudley Jr., Copenhagen Denmark 1969-1971 from the Embassy Staff ". En verso photographed printing of the text that appears on reverse of the original map. Sight – 17 1/4" H x 20 3/4" W. Framed – 25 3/8" H x 29 1/8" W. Provenance: The Estate of Jane Dudley, Nashville, TN and Palm Beach, FL. Social icon Jane Dudley was the founder of one of the South's most prestigious charity events, the Swan Ball, benefiting Cheekwood. She traveled the world as the wife of U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, Guilford Dudley, with whom she shared a landmark Nashville estate, Northumberland, until his death in 2002. CONDITION: Creasing and toning throughout; 1/2" tear upper left margin, 1/4" tear lower center near lowermost cartouche. Not examined out of frame.
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