Auction 155, Lot 518

"Dwina Fluvius", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Dvina River, Russia

Period: 1662 (published)

Publication: Atlas Maior

Color: Hand Color

21.3 x 16.8 inches
54.1 x 42.7 cm

A scarce map depicting the course of the Dvina River in strip map style. The headwaters are at bottom left, with the mouth at Archangelsk at upper right. The map is decorated with two strapwork title cartouches (one blank) and a group of reindeer. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #1820:2.

Condition: B+

Excellent impression and color on a watermarked sheet with minor toning and offsetting, and some show-through of text and illustration on verso.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $140

Closed on 11/18/2015