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Auction 138, Lot 612

"Mansfeldia Comitatus Auctore Tilemanno Stella Sig.", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 15.9 inches
49.5 x 40.4 cm

This very detailed map centered on Mansfeld was prepared by Tilemano Stella, a German cartographer who made maps of Germany and the Holy Land. The detail includes graphic depictions of the mountains, rivers, marshes, forests and cities. The title cartouche is flanked by two cherubs dressed as knights - one of whom has just slain a dragon. The coat of arms is above the cartouche. Spanish text on verso.

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Condition: A

Nice impression on watermarked paper and delicate original color with minor foxing confined to the wide, original margins.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $120

Closed on 12/7/2011

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