Auction 156, Lot 458

"Prussiae Nova Tabula. Auctore Gasparo Henneberg Erlichensi", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Baltic

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.1 x 15.1 inches
48.5 x 38.4 cm

This finely engraved map covers northeastern Poland from about Gdansk to Lithuania, and includes the present-day Russian enclave of Kaliningrad Oblast. The map is filled with detail and engraved with forests, mountains, fortresses. A large strapwork title cartouche attributes the map to Caspar Henneberg von Ehrlichen, a German cartographer. Willem Blaeu's imprint appears in a decorative cartouche at bottom left. A legend, distance scale, ship, sea monster, and compass rose complete the composition. Latin text on verso, published between 1640-43.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #1720:2A.2.

Condition: A

A clean and bright example with a sharp impression and attractive color. There are professional repairs to short centerfold separations at top and bottom.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $450

Closed on 2/17/2016

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