Auction 130, Lot 462

"Lalandia, Falstria, et Mona, Insulae in Mari Balthico", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Denmark

Period: 1665 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
20.5 x 15.3 inches
52.1 x 38.9 cm

This uncommon chart depicts the Danish islands of Lolland, Falste and Mon. Also included are the southern portion of Zealand (Sjaelland) as well as the numerous adjacent smaller islands. The cities of Praesto, Wordingborg, Stubbekoping, Nykoping, Nysted, Saxkoping, Maribo, Rodby and Naxkow are located. This richly decorated map is embellished with sailing ships and two decorative cartouches; the scale cartouche being flanked by merfolk.

References:

Condition: B

Sharp impression and generally very good. There is a small puncture in an unengraved area just of the southeastern cost of Zealand. There is a damp stain with some minor paper loss in the bottom margin.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/2/2009

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