Auction 122, Lot 504

"Alcmaria", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Netherlands

Period: 1649 (circa)


Color: Black & White

22.3 x 17.8 inches
56.6 x 45.2 cm

This is a meticulously engraved plan of Alkmaar from Blaeu's town book of the Netherlands. The fortified medieval city is filled with buildings, canals and trees, and the surrounding countryside is a pastoral quilt of farms and wandering livestock. A numbered key at the lower right locates 103 points of interest within the town. Latin text on verso.


Condition: B

A superb impression on a sturdy sheet that has some irregular toning. The lower margin has a fold along its length, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/5/2007