Auction 148, Lot 537

"Polonia Regnum, et Silesia Ducatus", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Poland

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

20.3 x 16.5 inches
51.6 x 41.9 cm

This splendid map of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth extends just past Lublin in the east and Krakow in the south. There is excellent detail of towns, rivers, and forested areas. The map is handsomely adorned with an allegorical title cartouche, the coat of arms of Poland held aloft by putti, and a distance scale surrounded by putti and the coat of arms of Silesia. Latin text on verso, published between 1640-43.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #1900:2.

Condition: A

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

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $750

Closed on 2/19/2014