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Auction 150, Lot 530


"Walachia Servia, Bulgaria, Romania", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Eastern Balkans

Period: 1644 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

20 x 15.1 inches
50.8 x 38.4 cm
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This attractive map of the Eastern Balkans is centered on Bulgaria and includes Macedonia, Serbia, the Bosphorus and Constantinople. It is based on Gerard Mercator's map of the region. The Danube and its tributaries flow across the map. It is adorned with decorative title and distance scale cartouches, the title festooned with the accoutrements of war and topped with emblem of the Turkish Empire. Latin text on verso, published between 1644-55.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #7602:2.

Condition: B+

Full original color on watermarked paper with light toning and some color offsetting.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/17/2014