Auction 158, Lot 239

Rare Blank Verso

"Cantabrigiensis Comitatus; Cambridge Shire", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Eastern England

Period: 1645 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.6 x 16.4 inches
52.3 x 41.7 cm

This is an excellent example of the height of decorative Dutch map-making. It is embellished with two royal crests, the arms of seven noble families, Cambridge University and 16 colleges. The map itself is filled with detail of the countryside including forests, parks, cities and villages. Blank verso; not listed in Koeman.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II ) #5300:2.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with professional repairs to a short centerfold separation at bottom and to a small worm hole in the image also at bottom. Chips in the blank margins have been professionally repaired, with a minute amount of the neatline replaced in facsimile.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/22/2016

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