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Auction 145, Lot 488

"En tibi lector regio Frisiae... / Inclytis ac Potentibus Frisiae inter Amasum ac Lavicam sitae Ordinibus Eorumque Deputatis Viris…", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Northern Netherlands

Period: 1616 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

19.4 x 14.8 inches
49.3 x 37.6 cm
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A very rare and decorative map of the Groningen province in northern Netherlands. The city of Groningen is represented by a miniature bird's-eye plan, and numerous other towns, churches, roads, rivers and forested areas are depicted. Four sailing ships and a lovely 16-point compass rose fill the waters. The title cartouche features Justice and the coat of arms of the province. This map is also attributed to Bartholdus Wicheringe, a cartographer who worked for Hondius and Blaeu, and was first published in Ubbo Emmius' publication of maps of Groningen and Friesland, as attested in the title cartouche at bottom left. Beautifully engraved by Evert van Hamersveldt Symons.


Condition: B+

Lovely original color on watermarked paper with light toning and two archivally repaired tears that just enter map border at top and bottom.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/12/2013