Auction 113, Lot 394

"Surria Vernacule Surrey", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: England

Period: 1645 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 14.8 inches
49.5 x 37.6 cm

Magnificent example of Blaeu's work with blank verso, indicating this is a Dutch edition. Features large icon of London at upper right. Surrounded with coats-of-arms, royal crest with crown and flags, and title cartouche featuring a stag and stag hound. Paper has a very large watermark of Atlas holding the world.

References: Koeman Bl 42a.

Condition: A

Beautiful impression and color on full sheet of hand laid paper with huge margins. A couple tiny holes in margin and an old repair at edge, all far away from map image. Slight printer's crease into lower right quadrant, else fine.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $600

Closed on 12/7/2005