Auction 125, Lot 595

"Ducatus Luneburgensis adiacentiumq Regionum Delineatio", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Germany

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19 x 14.7 inches
48.3 x 37.3 cm

This is a fine decorative map of the Lüneburg Heath and the vicinity including Hamburg, Lüneburg, Bremen, Hannover and Magdeburg. It is beautifully engraved to show topography and cities and embellished with two cartouches. The map was based on the work of the 16th century German cartographer Johann Mellinger. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Fine impression and lovely original color. The bottom centerfold is repaired with linen, well away from the map, and the top centerfold is separated, also not affecting the map.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/24/2008