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Auction 115, Lot 499

"Meklenburg Ducatus. Auctore Ioanne Laurenbergio", Hondius/Blaeu

Subject: Germany

Period: 1644 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 14.3 inches
48.3 x 36.3 cm
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Johan Laurenberg's attractive map of the northwestern part of Germany was originally produced by Jodocus Hondius shortly before his death. It was engraved by S. Rogiers. This plate was among the 39 Hondius copper plates that were purchased by Willem Blaeu in 1629. He replaced Hondius' imprint with his own and published them as part of his first atlas. The map is filled with place names and decorated with three cartouches, a coat of arms, two sailing ships and a compass rose. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/21/2006