Auction 119, Lot 608

"Monasteriensis Episcopatus Auctore Ioh. Gigante Medico et Mathematico", Hondius/Blaeu

Subject: Germany

Period: 1662 (published)

Publication: Atlas Mayor, o Geographia Blaviana…

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 14.6 inches
49 x 37.1 cm

This fine map of the Bishopric of Münster was originally produced by Joannes Gigas (Gigante) for Jodocus Hondius shortly before his death. 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 tiny coats of arms of the major cities. The title is enclosed in a bold cartouche with smaller cartouches containing the distance scales and Blaeu imprint. Spanish text on verso.


Condition: A

Fine impression, original color and wide original margins.

Estimate: $250 - $300


Closed on 5/9/2007