Auction 148, Lot 490

"Ducatus Uplandia", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Southern Sweden

Period: 1663 (published)

Publication: Le Grand Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.4 x 15.1 inches
49.3 x 38.4 cm

A decorative map of the area around Stockholm with well-engraved detail of the interconnected waterways from the Baltic through to Lake Malaren and its tributaries. The map is embellished with a number of coats of arms with the heraldry for Uppsala being the most prominent. The map is dedicated to Jacob de la Gardie in the lower left, while farmers and allegorical figures flank the title cartouche on the right. This is the second state with French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #1435:2.2.

Condition: B+

Attractive original color on a sheet with wide margins and a large elephant watermark. There are a few faint spots, an abrasion above the title cartouche, and some creasing along the centerfold.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 2/19/2014