Auction 154, Lot 459

"Prussiae Descriptio ante Aliquot Annos ab Henrico Zellio Edita...", Quad, Matthias von Kinckelbach

Subject: Baltic, Poland

Period: 1596 (circa)


Color: Black & White

10.5 x 7.3 inches
26.7 x 18.5 cm

This map of the southern Baltic coast covers the region from just west of Gdansk, Poland to southern Lithuania. It is filled with scores of place names, coastal detail, and graphic depictions of the topography and cities. Decorated by a strapwork title cartouche and a moire-style pattern in the sea. Latin text on verso.


Condition: B+

A dark impression on watermarked paper with light toning and faint text show-through mainly visible in the blank margins. Two small stains and two wormholes are confined to the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/16/2015