Auction 140, Lot 596

"Territorium Norimbergense", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Southern Germany

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.5 x 14.4 inches
47 x 36.6 cm

Centered on Nuremberg with the surrounding countryside pictorially presented. The map is decorated with a large title cartouche surmounted by the trumpeting, female representation of Fame. The cartouche is composed of engraving and book binding tools representing the major trade of Nuremberg. At right is a large inset plan of the city with a key to the major buildings. Spanish text on verso.

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Condition: A

Lovely, original color and wide margins with faint toning along centerfold and a few minute worm holes.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Unsold

Closed on 5/23/2012

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