Auction 160, Lot 502

"Prussiae Nova Tabula. Auctore Gasparo Henneberg Erlichensi", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Baltic

Period: 1635 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.8 x 14.8 inches
47.8 x 37.6 cm

This finely engraved map covers northeastern Poland from about Gdansk to Lithuania, and includes the present-day Russian enclave of Kaliningrad Oblast. The map is filled with detail and engraved with forests, mountains, fortresses. A large strapwork title cartouche attributes the map to Caspar Henneberg von Ehrlichen, a German cartographer. Willem Blaeu's imprint appears in a decorative cartouche at bottom left. A legend, distance scale, ship, sea monster, and compass rose complete the composition. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #1720:2A.2.

Condition: B

Full original color with moderate toning and some light staining.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/16/2016