Auction 148, Lot 539

"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.

Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/19/2014