Catalog Archive
Auction 153, Lot 573

"Parte Alpestre dello Stato di Milano, con il Lago Maggiore di Lugano, e di Como", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Northern Italy & Southern Switzerland

Period: 1649 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.9 x 15.1 inches
50.5 x 38.4 cm

This handsome map depicts the northwestern portion of the Lombardy region, centered on the numerous lakes in the area. Milan appears as a miniature bird's-eye plan at bottom right, while Como, Angera and Vogogna are depicted as miniature castles. The map is adorned with a pillar-shaped distance scale and a strapwork title cartouche flanked by a fisherman and a hunter. Dutch text on verso, published between 1649-64.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #7024:2.

Condition: A

A dark impression with light printer's ink residue, attractive color, and a short centerfold separation in bottom blank margin. There are remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $140

Closed on 5/20/2015