Auction 136, Lot 560

"March. Brandenburgici pars, quae Marchia Media vulgo Mittesmarck audit", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Germany and Poland

Period: 1662 (published)

Publication: Atlas Maior

Color: Hand Color

20.8 x 15.5 inches
52.8 x 39.4 cm

A beautiful and decorative map of what was historically part of Prussia, but since 1945 lies partly in Poland and partly in Germany. This portion of Brandenburg covers the area west of the Oder River. Frankfurt am Oder is at the right, Plawe (Plauen) is near the left border, and Spandow is near the center of the map. It is beautifully adorned with cartouches at bottom and a blank dedication cartouche at upper right. The title word "March." is an abbreviation for Marchionatus. Scarce, it was first issued in Johannes Blaeu's Atlas Maior in 1662 a short time before the printing house was destroyed by fire.


Condition: A

Lovely original color with wide original margins. There is a short fold separation in the bottom margin, else fine.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/1/2011