Auction 148, Lot 526

"Germaniae Veteris, Typus", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Central Europe

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.1 x 15.1 inches
48.5 x 38.4 cm

This beautifully engraved map is based on Ortelius' map of ancient Germany. The region covered takes in all of central Europe from Belgium and France through Poland, to northern Italy and Hungary. It is richly engraved and features three large strapwork cartouches. The towns and cities from the time of Charlemagne are noted in the legend in the lower left. Latin text on verso, published between 1640-43.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #2000H:2.

Condition: A

A fine impression on a bright sheet with professionally repaired centerfold separations at top and bottom.

Estimate: $220 - $300

Sold for: $170

Closed on 2/19/2014