Auction 132, Lot 512

"Lacus Lemanni Locorumque Circumiacentium Accuratissima Descriptio", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication: Novus Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.7 x 16.3 inches
52.6 x 41.4 cm

This beautifully engraved chart of the vicinity of Lake Geneva in Switzerland is based the work of Swiss theologian Jacques Goulart. It is filled with minute detail including estates, vineyards, parks, fortified cities, tiny villages, and several notations concerning the Duke of Savoy's numerous attempts to gain control over Geneva. The map is richly embellished with a compass rose, sail boats and fishermen in the lake, and three decorative cartouches. The title cartouche is topped with the coat of arms of Geneva supported by cherubs in military garb. German text on verso.

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Condition: B+

There is an area of minor toning at upper right, else very good.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/2/2010

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