Auction 127, Lot 499

"Fionia vulgo Funen", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Denmark

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.6 x 15 inches
49.8 x 38.1 cm

Fine map of Fyn, Langeland and Als decorated with two distinctive cartouches, fancy scroll calligraphy and sailing ships. The large coat of arms is at upper left and the title cartouche featuring farmers and cows is at lower left. At right is a second cartouche featuring a distance scale in an unusual vertical format. German text on verso with page number eight at upper right.

References:

Condition: A

Crisp, dark impression with nice coloring and full margins. A short centerfold split in lower margin, repaired on verso. Small printer's crease across Langeland.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/25/2009

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