Auction 125, Lot 594

"Nassovia Comitatus", Hondius/Blaeu

Subject: Germany

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

This is a lovely map of the county of Nassau covering the region between Koblenz in the west and Giessen in the east, and between Wiesbaden in the south and Olpe in the north. The map is richly embellished with decorative title and scale cartouches and the coat of arms of Nassau nobility. This map was originally designed by Jodocus Hondius and engraved by Salomon Rogiers. After Hondius' death in 1629, the plate was acquired by Blaeu who deleted Hondius' name and added his own to the imprint at lower left. Latin text on verso.


Condition: B+

Fine impression and original color with some slight toning. The bottom centerfold has been repaired with linen, well away from the map.

Estimate: $250 - $325


Closed on 9/24/2008