"Sueviae Nova Tabula", Hondius/Blaeu
Subject: Germany & Switzerland
Period: 1643 (circa)
Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas
Color: Hand Color
19.1 x 14.8 inches
48.5 x 37.6 cm
This is Blaeu's edition of the Hondius map of Baden-Wurttemberg (Schwaben) that includes parts of Switzerland and Bavaria. It is well engraved with remarkable detail throughout. Centered on Ulm, the map details the Danube River valley and includes Augsburg, Stuttgart, Zurich, Lucerne, Basel, Heidelberg and Lake Constance. The region's importance was its strategic position between the upper reaches of two of Europe's most important rivers, the Danube and the Rhine. Blaeu obtained 39 plates upon Jodocus Hondius' death on August 18, 1629. Blaeu deleted Hondius' name and added his own imprint. The sheet is embellished with four cartouches including a very decorative title cartouche. French text on verso, published between 1643-50.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #2600:2.2.
A fine impression with original color that has been partially refreshed and minor damp stains in bottom blank margin, just entering neatline in a few spots.