Auction 127, Lot 561

"Paderbornensis Episcopatus Descriptio Nova Ioanne Gigante Ludense…", Hondius/Blaeu

Subject: Germany

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 14.8 inches
49.5 x 37.6 cm

This fine map of the area around Paderborn in Westphalia was produced by Joannes Gigas (Gigante). It covers the region from the Weser River in the east, Warburg in the south, and reaches to Lippe in the west. Small coats of arms identify the gentry of the region and three decorative strapwork cartouches adorn the map. This was one of the plates that Blaeu obtained from the estate of Jodocus Hondius in 1629. Blaeu 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

Sold for: $130

Closed on 2/25/2009