Auction 145, Lot 490

"Delflandia, Schielandia, et Insulae trans Mosam Illis Objacentes ut Sunt Voorna, Overflackea, Goerea, Yselmonda, etc.", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Southern Netherlands

Period: 1660 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.9 x 15.2 inches
50.5 x 38.6 cm

This detailed road map shows the estuary of the River Maas and extends from 's-Gravenhage to Gouda in the north and from Ouddorp to Steenbergen in the south. Cities, such as Rotterdam, Delft, and Brielle are depicted with miniature bird's-eye plans. A compass rose orients north to the top right, and the map is further adorned with sailing ships and a strapwork title cartouche featuring fish. Latin text on verso.

References:

Condition: B+

A nice impression with wide, original margins. There are two expertly and almost invisibly repaired tears: a 4" tear adjacent to centerfold at top; and a 6" tear that extends diagonally from centerfold to the bottom right of map.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/12/2013

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