Auction 117, Lot 567

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

Subject: Germany

Period: 1640 (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: B

Good impression printed on fine, strong paper. One spot of foxing in map and a small discoloration near cartouche.

Estimate: $220 - $275


Closed on 12/6/2006