"Paderbornensis Episcopatus Descriptio Nova Ioanne Gigante Ludense…", Hondius/Blaeu
Period: 1662 (published)
Publication: Atlas Mayor, o Geographia Blaviana…
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 14.8 inches
49.5 x 37.6 cm
This fine map of the area around Paderborn in Westphalia was produced by Joannes Gigas (Gigante). It covers the region from the Weser River in the east, Warburg in the south, and reaches to Lippe in the west. Small coats of arms identify the gentry of the region and three decorative strapwork cartouches adorn the map. Blaeu obtained 39 plates upon Jodocus Hondius' death on August 18, 1629. Blaeu deleted Hondius' name and added his own to the imprint.
Lovely original color and impression with wide original margins. Near fine except for a small abrasion on the lower centerfold.