Auction 103, Lot 341

"Rugia Insula ac Ducatus", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Germany

Period: 1630 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20 x 15 inches
50.8 x 38.1 cm

Very detailed and attractive chart of the island of Rugen in the Baltic Sea. Many place names are located on this very informative chart. Ornamented with a very decorative strapwork cartouche topped with a crest and lions, an elaborate compass rose and ships in the sea. Sides of map flanked with 30 named coats-of-arms. Dutch on verso. A beautiful example of Blaeu's work.


Condition: A

Couple of short tears in large, blank margins, else fine.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $550

Closed on 6/11/2003