Auction 108, Lot 405

"Helvetia, Cum Finitimis Regionibus Confoederatis", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1644 (published)

Publication: Novus Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 15.5 inches
50.8 x 39.4 cm

Great map of the whole of Switzerland based on the cartography of Gerard Mercator. Graphically depicting the mountainous region and densely engraved with information including even the tiniest villages. Embellished with a strapwork title cartouche and two scale of miles cartouches, one of which includes a vignette of two gentlemen. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

Professional repair on centerfold including a tiny horizontal tear at center.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/29/2004

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