Auction 121, Lot 588

"Nassovia Comitatus", Hondius/Blaeu

Subject: Germany

Period: 1662 (published)

Publication: Atlas Mayor, o Geographia Blaviana…

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 14.8 inches
49 x 37.6 cm

This is a lovely map of the county of Nassau. It covers the region between Koblenz in the west and Giessen in the east, and between Wiesbaden in the south and Olpe in the north. The map is richly embellished with decorative title and scale cartouches and the coat of arms of Nassau nobility. This map was originally designed by Jodocus Hondius and engraved by Salomon Rogiers. After Hondius' death in 1629, the plate was acquired by Blaeu who deleted Hondius' name and added his own to the imprint. Spanish text on verso.


Condition: B

Lovely original color and impression. Near fine with the exception of the bit of repaired worming in the top border of the map.

Estimate: $250 - $300


Closed on 9/26/2007