"Lalandia, Falstria, et Mona, Insulae in Mari Balthico", Blaeu, Johannes
Period: 1665 (circa)
Color: Black & White
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.
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.