Auction 148, Lot 564

"Walachia Servia, Bulgaria, Romania", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Eastern Balkans

Period: 1643 (published)

Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas

Color: Hand Color

20 x 15.1 inches
50.8 x 38.4 cm

This attractive map of the Eastern Balkans is centered on Bulgaria and includes Macedonia, Serbia, the Bosphorus and Constantinople. It is based on Gerard Mercator's map of the region. The Danube and its tributaries flow across the map. It is adorned with decorative title and distance scale cartouches, the title festooned with the accoutrements of war and topped with emblem of the Turkish Empire. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #7602:2.

Condition: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with old color that has been partially refreshed, light printer's ink residue at top, and a soft crease at top left of image. There are some faint damp stains in bottom blank margin that enter map border in a few spots.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $140

Closed on 2/19/2014