Auction 127, Lot 574

"Lusatia Superior. Authore Barthol: Sculteto Gorlitio", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Poland

Period: 1644 (circa)

Publication: Novus Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.5 x 16 inches
52.1 x 40.6 cm

Attractive map of the region of present-day southwestern Poland at the border with Germany and the Czech Republic. Old city names include Lieba, Gorlitz, Dresden, Pirnaw and Prybus, and many tiny villages. The map is fully engraved to show mountains and forests, and is decorated with title and distance scale cartouches and a coat-of-arms. The title cartouche features a hunter with a dog and a falconer with a handsome bird. German text on verso with page number 15.

References:

Condition: A

Stunning impression and color on a thick sheet of hand laid paper with wide margins. Fine less repaired marginal centerfold splits and a short tear in upper margin which just enter border, professionally closed on verso.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $475

Closed on 2/25/2009

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