"Silesia Ducatus a Martino Helwigio Nissense Descriptus", Blaeu, (Family)
Subject: Southwestern Poland
Period: 1640 (circa)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.8 x 15.1 inches
50.3 x 38.4 cm
Decorative map centered on Breslaw (Wroclaw) and bordered by Brandenburg and Bohemia. The map is embellished with the elaborate coat of arms of Silesia and a figurative title cartouche festooned with birds, animals, a nymph and a satyr. Based on the surveys of Martin Helwig. Latin text on verso, published between 1640-43.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #2900:2.
A clean and bright example with a sharp impression and attractive color. There are two tiny holes adjacent to the distance scale and a professionally repaired centerfold separation at top.