Auction 134, Lot 559

"Polesino di Rovigo", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Italy

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.8 x 15 inches
50.3 x 38.1 cm

This beautifully engraved map shows a small section of the Veneto region centered at the geographical middle of the fortified cities of Ferrara and Rovigio, with the fortified area of Mesola at the coast with the Adriatic. Venice is just to the north and not shown on this map. The fine title cartouche features the winged lion, symbol of the Republic of Venice. The large distance scale across the top is bounded by monument-style elements. This map was very popular, being republished into the 18th century by Valk and Schenk. Dutch text on verso with page number 56 at upper right.

References:

Condition: A

Very nice original color, good impression and full, wide margins. Clean marginal centerfold split at top and bottom, expertly closed on verso.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $210

Closed on 12/1/2010

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