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Auction 109, Lot 48

"Regiones Sub Polo Arctico", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1645 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.7 x 16 inches
52.6 x 40.6 cm

One of the many cases of duplication by the firms of Blaeu and Hondius/Jansson. In this case, Blaeu has copied Jansson's map of 1637 (see previous lot). Dedication to Guilielmo Backer de Corneliis at left, which indicates this issue is from the second state of the plate.

References: Burden #252.

Condition: A

Fine impression and color with a couple of very insignificant spots.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,100

Sold for: $750

Closed on 12/1/2004