"Gothia", Blaeu, (Family)
Subject: Southern Sweden
Period: 1643 (circa)
Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas
Color: Hand Color
20.8 x 16.4 inches
52.8 x 41.7 cm
This map of the southern part of Sweden depicts the forested topography, lakes and numerous place names. The large cartouches have a military theme with Mars and his fierce hounds atop the title. The map is further embellished with several sailing ships and coats of arms. This is the first state with a scales cartouche at lower left. French text on verso, published between 1643-50.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #1420:2.1.
A fine impression on watermarked paper with original color that has been partially refreshed. There is very light toning and faint damp stains in bottom blank margin that just enter map border in a few spots.