"[Lot of 2] Mansfeldia Comitatus Auctore Tilemanno Stella Sig. [and] Westphalia Ducatus Auctore Ioh. Gigante Medico et Mathematico", Blaeu, Willem
Period: 1635 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 16 inches
49.5 x 40.6 cm
The first is a very detailed map centered on Mansfeld and prepared by Tilemano Stella, a German cartographer who made maps of Germany and the Holy Land. The detail includes graphic depictions of the mountains, rivers, marshes, forests and cities. The title cartouche is flanked by two cherubs dressed as knights - one of whom has just slain a dragon. The-coat-of arms is above the cartouche. The second map is of Westphalia, including Hamm and Lippstadt, and was produced by Joannes Gigas (Gigante). The mountainous topography is graphically depicted and several small coats of arms adorn the map. Beautifully decorated with strap work title and scale of miles cartouches. Dutch text on versos.
Superb original color and wide original margins with a few minor marginal defects.