Auction 114, Lot 452

"Nassovia Comitatus", Hondius/Blaeu

Subject: Germany

Period: 1644 (published)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

This is a lovely map of the county of Nassau covering the region between Koblenz in the west and Giessen in the east, and between Wiesbaden in the south and Olpe in the north. The map is richly embellished with decorative title and scale cartouches and the coat of arms of Nassau nobility. This map was originally designed by Jodocus Hondius and engraved by Salomon Rogiers. After Hondius' death in 1629, the plate was acquired by Blaeu who deleted Hondius' name and added his own to the imprint. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #2390:2.2.

Condition: A

One minor spot, overall very good.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $210

Closed on 3/1/2006