Auction 114, Lot 451

"Mansfeldia Comitatus Auctore Tilemanno Stella Sig.", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Germany

Period: 1644 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 16 inches
49.5 x 40.6 cm

Very detailed map centered on Mansfeld and prepared by Tilemano Stella, a German cartographer who made maps of Germany and the Holy Land. The detail includes graphic depictions of the mountains, rivers, marshes, forests and cities. The title cartouche is flanked by two cherubs dressed as knights - one of whom has just slain a dragon. The coat of arms is above the cartouche.

References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #2150:2.

Condition: A

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/1/2006