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Auction 102, Lot 386

"Lacus Lemanni Locorumque Circumiacentium Accuratissima Descriptio", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication: Novus Atlas

Color: Hand Color

20.2 x 16 inches
51.3 x 40.6 cm

Beautifully engraved chart of Switzerland with three decorative cartouches and lovely script lettering. Boldly engraved with strong detail throughout and a compass rose in Lake Geneva. Locates numerous walled cities and villas. Appears to be identical to the 1635 edition less the Blaeu inscription at lower left.


Condition: B

Original color with some weakness in oxidized areas. Dark impression on full sheet with wide margins. Bottom fold split and a couple of short marginal tears. Light scattered foxing evident in blank areas.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Sold for: $600

Closed on 3/5/2003