Auction 140, Lot 600

"Westphalia Ducatus Auctore Ioh. Gigante Medico et Mathematico", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Western Germany

Period: 1662 (published)


Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 14.8 inches
49 x 37.6 cm

This elegantly engraved map of Westphalia, including Hamm and Lippstadt, was produced by Joannes Gigas (Gigante). The mountainous topography is graphically depicted and several small coats of arms adorn the map. Beautifully decorated with strapwork title and scale of miles cartouches. Spanish text on verso.


Condition: A

Fine impression and original color with wide original margins and watermarked paper. Near fine save for some very light toning on the centerfold.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/23/2012