Auction 125, Lot 523

"Tetrarchia Ducatus Gelriae Ruraemundensis", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Netherlands

Period: 1663 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.7 x 16 inches
52.6 x 40.6 cm

A beautiful map of the Roermond region, centered on Venlo in the province of Limburg. At the time the map was made, this area was part of the duchy of Gelders. The map is oriented with north to the left, and the Meuse (Maas) River flows across it, linking the towns of Gennep and Roermond. The cartouche is attended by putti and adorned with garlands and ribbon, and nine coats-of-arms decorate the corners.

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Condition: A

A sharp impression with lovely original color on a sheet with very wide margins. The map has a faint damp stain in the upper right, mostly confined to the margins. One 1.5" tear in margin and a little edge roughness.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,300

Sold for: $950

Closed on 9/24/2008

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