"Hassia Landgraviatus", Blaeu, (Family)
Subject: Central Germany
Period: 1640 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.1 x 17.7 inches
56.1 x 45 cm
This decorative map of the Hesse-Kassel region, filled with scores of villages, forests, mountains and rivers, is centered on Kassel and shows a large amount of detail on a scale of about one German mile per inch. The Anderloon Forest is to the southwest and Thuringia is to the east. Both the title cartouche and scale of miles are decorated with elaborate hunting scenes, and the map is further embellished with seven coats-of-arms of the various regions. Latin text on verso and page number 43 at upper right.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #2450:2B.
Light toning with a couple tiny, insignificant spots and two minor printer's creases.