Auction 111, Lot 420

"Prima Pars Brabantiae cuius caput Lovanium", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Belgium

Period: 1635 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.3 x 16 inches
51.6 x 40.6 cm

A very fine copper engraved map of the vicinity of Leuven. The map is oriented with north to the right by a lovely compass rose. It is finely engraved to depict the surrounding forests, lowlands, villages, roads and fortifications. Nicely decorated with title cartouche, numerous coats of arms, scale of miles, and several figures. The map was drawn for Blaeu by Michael Floris van Langren, the mathematician and astronomer to the King of Spain. German text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #3110:2.

Condition: B

Fine original color with light scattered foxing. Small hole in blank margin, well away from map.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/8/2005