Auction 149, Lot 476

"Fionia Vulgo Funen", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Eastern Denmark

Period: 1643 (circa)

Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 15 inches
49.8 x 38.1 cm

Fine map of Fyn, Langeland and Als decorated with two distinctive cartouches, fancy scroll calligraphy and sailing ships. A large coat of arms is at upper left and the title cartouche featuring farmers and cows is at lower left. At right is a second cartouche containing a distance scale in an unusual vertical format. French text on verso, published between 1643-50.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #1530:2.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with original color that has been partially refreshed. There is light toning and minor damp stains confined to the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/21/2014