Auction 108, Lot 419

"Thuringia Landgraviatus", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Germany

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication: Le Theatre du Monde

Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 16.2 inches
52.1 x 41.1 cm

Attractive map of Thuringen based on Adolar Erich's important map of 1625. Roughly centered on Erfurt, it extends to include Mansfeld, Halle, Muhlhausen and Meiningen. Embellished with a fine title cartouche surrounded by cherubs, a coat-of-arms, and a dedication cartouche to Joachim a Wickevoort, signed by Johannes Blaeu. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #2120:2.1.

Condition: B

Lovely original color with uneven toning. Old repair on bottom fold.

Estimate: $275 - $325


Closed on 9/29/2004