Auction 121, Lot 590

"Meklenburg Ducatus. Auctore Ioanne Laurenbergio", Hondius/Blaeu

Subject: Germany

Period: 1662 (published)

Publication: Atlas Mayor, o Geographia Blaviana…

Color: Hand Color

19.1 x 14.4 inches
48.5 x 36.6 cm

Johan Laurenberg's attractive map of the northwestern part of Germany was originally produced by 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 decorated with three cartouches, a coat of arms, two sailing ships and a compass rose. Spanish text on verso.


Condition: A

Near fine with original color and some light toning on the centerfold. The margins have a few worm tracks that have been professionally filled.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 9/26/2007