Auction 165, Lot 506

"Sueviae Nova Tabula", Hondius/Blaeu

Subject: Germany & Switzerland

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.1 x 14.8 inches
48.5 x 37.6 cm

This is Blaeu's edition of the Hondius map of Baden-Wurttemberg (Schwaben) that includes parts of Switzerland and Bavaria. It is well engraved with remarkable detail throughout. Centered on Ulm, the map details the Danube River valley and includes Augsburg, Stuttgart, Zurich, Lucerne, Basel, Heidelberg and Lake Constance. The region's importance was its strategic position between the upper reaches of two of Europe's most important rivers, the Danube and the Rhine. Blaeu obtained 39 plates upon Jodocus Hondius' death on August 18, 1629. Blaeu deleted Hondius' name and added his own imprint. The sheet is embellished with four cartouches including a very decorative title cartouche. French text on verso, published between 1635-38.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #2600:2.2.

Condition: A

A dark impression with attractive color and wide, original margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $140

Closed on 11/15/2017