Auction 148, Lot 479

"Fifae Pars Occidentalis, the West Part of Fife", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Eastern Scotland

Period: 1654 (circa)


Color: Black & White

21.2 x 16.5 inches
53.8 x 41.9 cm

Beautifully engraved map of the region that stretches from the western edge of Fife to Leven, with the Firth of Forth to the south. The map is covered with mountains, forests, castles, lakes, and villages and includes the cities of Kirkcaldy, Dumfermline, Rosyth, and Falkland. A lovely title cartouche with a pastoral theme adorns the top right corner. Dutch text on verso, from an edition published from 1654 to 1662.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #5842:2.

Condition: B

This example has ample margins as well as a light damp stain running along the centerfold, scattered mildew stains, minor show-through of text on verso, and a bit of offsetting.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/19/2014