Auction 149, Lot 515

"Rugia Insula ac Ducatus Accuratissime Descripta ab E. Lubino...", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Northern Germany

Period: 1643 (circa)

Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 15.1 inches
50 x 38.4 cm

Very detailed and attractive chart of the island of Rugen in the Baltic Sea from a map by Eihard Lubin. Many place names are located on this informative chart. It is ornamented with a decorative strapwork cartouche topped with a crest and lions, an elaborate compass rose, and a ship and a sea monster in the sea. The map is flanked with 30 named coats-of-arms and is a beautiful example of Blaeu's work. French text on verso, published between 1643-50.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #2192:2A.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with original color that has been partially refreshed and a few spots of offsetting. There are faint damp stains and worm tracks confined to the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/21/2014