Auction 122, Lot 503

"Tabula Bergarum ad Zomam Stenbergae et novorum ibi operum", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Netherlands

Period: 1638 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21 x 9 inches
53.3 x 22.9 cm

An interesting plan of the area and fortifications of Bergen op Zoom to Steenburgen, with an inset of Fort Pinsen in the lower right. The map is based on the cartography of Francis van Shoten, a professor in Leiden. A compass rose orients north to the lower left corner, and the key to the map is decorated with shovels, picks, and other accoutrements of construction.

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Condition: B

Original color with extremely wide margins. Several repaired marginal tears, one entering image 1 1/2" in the inset.

Estimate: $200 - $150

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/5/2007

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