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Auction 147, Lot 494

"Walachia Servia, Bulgaria, Romania", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Eastern Balkans

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

20.1 x 15.2 inches
51.1 x 38.6 cm
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This attractive map of the Eastern Balkans is centered on Bulgaria and includes Macedonia, Serbia, the Bosphorus and Constantinople. It is based on Gerard Mercator's map of the region. The Danube and its tributaries flow across the map. It is adorned with decorative title and distance scale cartouches, the title festooned with the accoutrements of war and topped with emblem of the Turkish Empire. Latin text on verso, published between 1640-43.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #7602:2.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with attractive color, some printer's ink residue, light offsetting, and a professionally repaired centerfold separation at top.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/20/2013