Auction 134, Lot 497

"Rugia Insula ac Ducatus accuratissima descripta ab E. Lubino…", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Germany

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

Very detailed and attractive chart of the island of Rugen in the Baltic Sea from a map by Eihard Lubin. Many place names are located on this informative chart. It is ornamented with a decorative strapwork cartouche topped with a crest and lions, an elaborate compass rose and ships in the sea. The map is flanked with 30 named coats-of-arms and is a beautiful example of Blaeu's work. Dutch text on verso.

References:

Condition: A

Sharp impression, old color and wide margins. There is a hint of faint foxing, else fine.

Estimate: $425 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/1/2010

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