Auction 156, Lot 525

"Ducatus Silesiae Glogani Vera Delineatio Secunda Cura ac Labore Confecta a Iona Sculteta Sprotta Silesio", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Western Poland

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 16.6 inches
50.8 x 42.2 cm

This fine decorative map shows the Odra River valley based on the Silesian cartographer, Jonas Scultetus. The map is oriented with north to the left and is roughly centered on the city of Glogau. It is fully engraved with forests, rivers, lakes and tiny villages. The large decorative title cartouche incorporates the especially ornate coat of arms and a key to the symbols used in the map. At bottom right is a fine scale of miles cartouche, topped with calipers and a pair of falcons. Latin text on verso, published between 1640-43.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #2920:2.

Condition: A

A bright and clean example with a sharp impression and attractive color. There is light show-through of text on verso and professionally repaired centerfold separations at top and bottom.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/17/2016

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