Auction 133, Lot 524

"Sclavonia, Croatia, Bosnia cum Dalmatiae Parte", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Balkans

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.6 x 15 inches
49.8 x 38.1 cm

The course of the Danube and its tributaries across the northwestern Balkans is the focus of this handsome map. It shows the political divisions of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia and Dalmatia and locates even the tiniest hamlets. The title is enclosed in a strapwork title cartouche that credits the map to Gerard Mercator. The coats of arms of the Venetian Republic, Habsburg Monarchy, and Ottoman Empire reflect the power struggle that dominated this region.

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Condition: B+

Lightly toned with original color. There is an old paper repair on the bottom fold, just into the border.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/1/2010

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