"Silesia Ducatus a Martino Helwigio Nissense Descriptus", Blaeu, (Family)
Subject: Southwestern Poland
Period: 1643 (published)
Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas
Color: Hand Color
19.7 x 15.1 inches
50 x 38.4 cm
Decorative map centered on Breslaw (Wroclaw) and bordered by Brandenburg and Bohemia. The map is embellished with the elaborate coat of arms of Silesia and a figurative title cartouche festooned with birds, animals, a nymph and a satyr. Based on the surveys of Martin Helwig. French text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #2900:2.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with old color that has been partially refreshed. There are some faint damp stains in bottom blank margin that enter map border in a few spots.