Auction 149, Lot 469

"Livonia, Vulgo Lyefland", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Baltic

Period: 1643 (circa)

Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15.1 inches
49.5 x 38.4 cm

This handsome map covers the area of present-day Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, with the Baltic Sea, as well as the neighboring coastlines of Sweden and Finland. The map is embellished with sailing ships, a title cartouche, and the coats of arms for Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Courland (Latvia), Lithuania, Moscovia and Ingria. French text on verso, published between 1643-50.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #1710:2.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with original color that has been partially refreshed, a crease adjacent to centerfold, and minor damp stains confined to bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $275

Closed on 5/21/2014