"Territorio Trevigiano", Blaeu, Willem
Period: 1650 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.8 x 15 inches
50.3 x 38.1 cm
This great work by Blaeu is roughly centered on Treviso and includes Venice and the region west bounded by the Brenta River and north to about today's Dolomiti Bellunesi Park. Fine detail of watershed and scores of small villages are named. A galley is sailing in the Adriatic on its way from Venice. The large and decorative title cartouche features two putti with bounty from the region and a female figure holding a book. The distance scale cartouche is surmounted by a winged lion, the symbol of the Republic of Venice and the symbol of the Evangelist Mark. This map was very popular, being republished into the 18th century by Valk and Schenk. Dutch text on verso and page number 57 at upper right.
Very nice original color and strong impression on a full sheet with wide margins. Long printer's crease parallel to centerfold, and 2" clean split into map from upper centerfold, expertly closed on verso.