Catalog Archive
Auction 109, Lot 456

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

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1645 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20 x 15.2 inches
50.8 x 38.6 cm

Great map of Switzerland based on Gerard Mercator's map of the same title. Densely engraved to illustrate the mountainous topography with information including even the tiniest of villages. Three corners are embellished with cartouches including two figures beside the distance scale.


Condition: A

Professionally remargined at bottom.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $240

Closed on 12/1/2004