Auction 149, Lot 465

"Ducatus Uplandia", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Southern Sweden

Period: 1643 (published)

Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 15.1 inches
49.8 x 38.4 cm

A decorative map of the area around Stockholm with well-engraved detail of the interconnected waterways from the Baltic through to Lake Malaren and its tributaries. The map is embellished with a number of coats of arms with the heraldry for Uppsala being the most prominent. The map is dedicated to Jacob de la Gardie in the lower left, while farmers and allegorical figures flank the title cartouche on the right. This is the first state with French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #1435:2.1.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with old color that has been partially refreshed. There are a few spots of foxing in the image and faint damp stains confined to bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/21/2014