Auction 159, Lot 490

"Lusatia Superior. Authore Barthol: Sculteto Gorlitio", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Eastern Germany & Southwestern Poland

Period: 1643 (circa)

Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.6 x 16.3 inches
52.3 x 41.4 cm

Attractive map of the historic region of Upper Lusatia, which was made up of the region where present-day Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic intersect. The region fell primarily within the Saxony state in Germany. Old city names include Lieba, Gorlitz, Dresden, Pirnaw and Prybus, and many tiny villages. The map is fully engraved to show mountains and forests, and is decorated with title and distance scale cartouches and a coat-of-arms. The title cartouche features a hunter with a dog and a falconer with a handsome bird. French text on verso, published between 1643-50.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #2882:2.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with a minor crease adjacent to centerfold, minor printer's ink residue, and light toning.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/14/2016

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