Auction 134, Lot 501

"Hassia Landgraviatus", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Germany

Period: 1660 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.8 x 17.7 inches
55.4 x 45 cm

This decorative map of the Hesse-Kassel region is centered on Kassel and shows a large amount of detail on a scale of about one German mile per inch. The Anderloon Forest is to the southwest and Thuringia is to the east. Filled with scores of villages, forests, mountains and rivers. The map is embellished with two cartouches and an amazing seven coats-of-arms including two very large arms featuring lions. Latin text on verso and page number 43 at upper right.


Condition: B+

Short split at lower centerfold just to border. Some light marginal soiling and an extra crease on centerfold. An area of paper thinness where backstrap removed visible when held to light.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/1/2010