Auction 126, Lot 499

"Ducatus Uplandia", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Sweden

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

A decorative map of the area around Stockholm with well-engraved detail of the interconnected waterways from the Baltic through to Lake Mälaren and its tributaries. The map is embellished with a number of coats of arms with the heraldry for Uppsala being the most prominent. The map is dedicated to Michaeli le Blon in the lower left, while farmers and allegorical figures flank the title cartouche on the right. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: B+

Lovely color and a nice impression on a sturdy sheet with some faint uneven toning.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/3/2008

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