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Blaeu's Carte-a-Figures Map of Europe

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Lot 412
By: Willem Blaeu
Subject: Europe
Date: 1643 (circa)

Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas

Condition Code: A

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Color: hand color

Size: 22.1 x 16.3 inches
         56.2 x 41.4 cm

    This classic map of Europe is presented in the carte-de-figures style with vignettes on three sides. The upper frieze has nine bird's-eye views of Amsterdam, Prague, Constantinople, Venice, Rome, Paris, London, Toledo and Lisbon. The side borders contain the costumes of the noblemen and women of ten European nations. The map is embellished with sailing ships, sea monsters, bears and Neptune riding a dolphin and holding his trident. A beautiful map produced at the height of the Golden Age of Dutch mapmaking; it was included in the first volume of Blaeu's magnificent atlas. French text on verso, published between 1643-50.

Condition Description: A dark impression with original color that has been partially refreshed, light printer's ink residue at left, and an expertly repaired centerfold separation that enters 2" into map at bottom. The right and left margins have been extended to accommodate framing.

Ref: Goss (Blaeu) #4, p.30; Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #1000:2.

$3,250.00 - $4,000.00

Sold for: $2,750.00

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