Auction 121, Lot 559

"Germaniae Veteris Typus", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Europe - Central

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 15 inches
48.3 x 38.1 cm

This beautifully engraved map is based on Ortelius' map of ancient Germany. The region covered takes in all of central Europe from Belgium and France through Poland, to northern Italy and Hungary. It is richly engraved and features three large strapwork cartouches. The towns and cities from the time of Charlemagne are noted in the legend in the lower left. Dutch text on verso.

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Condition: A+

Dark impression with some light creasing.

Estimate: $400 - $550

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/26/2007

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