Auction 149, Lot 512

"Alsatia Landgraviatus, cum Suntgoia et Brisgoia", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Germany and France

Period: 1643 (circa)

Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas

Color: Hand Color

31.7 x 15.8 inches
80.5 x 40.1 cm

Large map of Alsace based on the work of Gerard Mercator. It covers the region surrounding the Rhine River from Basel in the south to Strasbourg in the north, and extends as far west as Granville and St. Die. Decorated with an elaborate title cartouche and two distance scales. French text on verso, published between 1643-50. Two sheets joined, as issued.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #2520:2.

Condition: A

Watermarked paper with original color that has been partially refreshed and very light printer's ink residue. There are some chips in the left blank margin that have been professionally repaired, with a small amount of neatline replaced in facsimile.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $220

Closed on 5/21/2014