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Auction 156, Lot 524

"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.

Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $140

Closed on 2/17/2016