Auction 149, Lot 520

"Polonia Regnum, et Silesia Ducatus", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Poland

Period: 1643 (circa)

Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas

Color: Hand Color

20.3 x 16.5 inches
51.6 x 41.9 cm

This splendid map of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth extends just past Lublin in the east and Krakow in the south. There is excellent detail of towns, rivers, and forested areas. The map is handsomely adorned with an allegorical title cartouche, the coat of arms of Poland held aloft by putti, and a distance scale surrounded by putti and the coat of arms of Silesia. French text on verso, published between 1643-50.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #1900:2.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with original color that has been partially refreshed, light printer's ink residue, two printer's creases adjacent to centerfold, and faint damp stains in bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $500 - $650

Sold for: $350

Closed on 5/21/2014