Auction 140, Lot 599

"Nassovia Comitatus", Hondius/Blaeu

Subject: Western Germany

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 14.8 inches
49 x 37.6 cm

This is a lovely map of the county of Nassau covering the region between Koblenz in the west and Giessen in the east, and between Wiesbaden in the south and Olpe in the north. The Rhine River flows across the southwest corner. The map is richly embellished with decorative title and distance scale cartouches and the coat of arms of Nassau nobility. This map was originally designed by Jodocus Hondius and engraved by Salomon Rogiers. After Hondius' death in 1629, the plate was acquired by Blaeu who deleted Hondius' name and added his own to the imprint at lower left. Spanish text on verso.


Condition: B+

Lovely original color and impression. Near fine with the exception of the bit of repaired worming in the top border of the map.

Estimate: $250 - $300


Closed on 5/23/2012