Auction 148, Lot 565

"Karstia, Carniola, Histria et Windorum Marchia. Ger. Mercatore Auctore", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Western Balkans

Period: 1643 (published)

Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 15.1 inches
50 x 38.4 cm

A fine map of the northern tip of the Adriatic Sea and the Gulf of Venice, present-day northeastern Italy, Slovenia and Croatia. Decorated with a title cartouche, compass rose, distance scale cartouche and a sailing ship. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #2740:2.1.

Condition: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with old color that has been partially refreshed and a soft crease at top left of image. There are some faint damp stains confined to bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/19/2014