Auction 133, Lot 467

"Catalonia", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Spain

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

Nice example of Blaeu's beautiful map of Catalonia. It covers the Mediterranean coast from just north of Perpignan, which at the time was a part of Catalonia, to Peniscola in Valencia. The map is densely engraved with hundreds of place names, castles, rivers, bridges, monasteries, mountains and more. Richly embellished with a title cartouche with the coat of arms, a scales cartouche, four sailing ships and two compass roses.


Condition: A

Sharp impression and very wide original margins with a few tiny edge tears at top, well away from the map.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $475

Closed on 9/1/2010