Auction 133, Lot 410

"Gothia", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Sweden

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.5 x 16.3 inches
52.1 x 41.4 cm

This is a superb, decorative map of the southern part of Sweden. The forested topography and lakes are well depicted and there are numerous place names. The large cartouches have a military theme with Mars and his fierce hounds atop the title. The map is further embellished with several sailing ships and coats of arms. This is the first state with a scales cartouche at lower left. Dutch text on verso.

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Condition: A+

Fine impression and original color with minor soil in wide original margins.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/1/2010

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