Auction 149, Lot 523

"Moravia Marchionatus Auctore I.A. Comenio", Hondius/Blaeu

Subject: Eastern Czech Republic

Period: 1643 (circa)

Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.2 x 14.9 inches
48.8 x 37.8 cm

Attractive map of the historic Moravia region of the Czech Republic roughly centered on the city of Olomouc (Olmutz). Finely engraved with mountains, forests and even the smallest villages. Decorated with two garland draped cartouches filling opposite corners of the map. French text on verso, published between 1643-50.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #2870:2.2.

Condition: A

Original color that has been partially refreshed with faint damp stains in bottom blank margin that just enter map border in two spots.

Estimate: $200 - $240


Closed on 5/21/2014