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Auction 115, Lot 501

"Sueviae Nova Tabula", Hondius/Blaeu

Subject: Germany

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 16 inches
52.1 x 40.6 cm

This is Blaeu's edition of the Hondius map of Baden - Wurttemberg (Schwaben) that includes parts of Switzerland and Bavaria. It is well engraved with remarkable detail throughout. Centered on Ulm, the map details the Danube River valley and includes Augsburg, Stuttgart, Zurich, Lucerne, Basel, Heidelberg, and Lake Constance. Blaeu obtained 39 plates upon Jodocus Hondius' death on August 18, 1629. Blaeu deleted Hondius' name and added his own to the imprint. The sheet is embellished with four cartouches including a very decorative title cartouche. German text on verso.


Condition: B

Beautiful impression with fine, original coloring. Lower margin trimmed away below neatline with period paper laid in. Small stain at upper centerfold just enters map.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/21/2006