Auction 140, Lot 593

"Oldenburg Comitatus", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Northern Germany

Period: 1649 (published)

Publication: Novus Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 14.8 inches
49.5 x 37.6 cm

This highly decorative and very attractive map of the vicinity of Oldenburg and Bremen shows the Jadebusen and the estuary of the Weser. The topography and towns are beautifully detailed with nice representations of the forests and river system. The map is oriented with north to the right by a nice compass rose. The map was beautifully engraved by Everard Simonsz Hamersveldt who worked for all the important cartographic publishers of the period including Hondius, Jansson, Blaeu and Speed. Spanish text on verso.

References: Nordenskiold #20-27.

Condition: B+

Lovely impression and original color with wide margins. There are a couple of unobtrusive spots of foxing in the map, and a little abrasion on the centerfold and in the scale of miles cartouche.

Estimate: $220 - $250


Closed on 5/23/2012