Auction 122, Lot 583

"Polonia Regnum, et Silesia Ducatus", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Poland

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Black & White

13.8 x 10.7 inches
35.1 x 27.2 cm

This nicely detailed map of Poland is based on Blaeu's map of the same title. It covers the region that was then the Kingdom of Poland and the Duchy of Silesia. A pair of armorial shields and a decorative cartouche complete the composition. Signature of Merian lower right.


Condition: B

A nice impression on a sheet with some worming on the centerfold and at the right neatline; the one on the centerfold is patched with facsimile. Margins have a couple of short tears.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/5/2007