Auction 122, Lot 574

"Sueviae Nova Tabula", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Germany and Switzerland

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Mayor, o Geographia Blaviana…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.1 x 14.1 inches
48.5 x 35.8 cm

This is Blaeu's edition of the Hondius map of Baden-Wurttemberg (Schwaben) that includes parts of Switzerland and Bavaria. It is well engraved with remarkable detail throughout. Centered on Ulm, the map details the Danube River valley and includes Augsburg, Stuttgart, Zurich, Lucerne, Basel, Heidelberg and Lake Constance. Blaeu obtained 39 plates upon Jodocus Hondius' death on August 18, 1629. Blaeu deleted Hondius' name and added his own imprint. The sheet is embellished with four cartouches including a very decorative title cartouche. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A+

A superb impression with nice original color and a minor printer's crease on centerfold.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/5/2007

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