"Ducatus Silesiae Glogani Vera Delineatio Secunda Cura ac Labore Confecta a Iona Sculteta Sprotta Silesio", Blaeu, (Family)
Subject: Western Poland
Period: 1643 (published)
Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas
Color: Hand Color
19.9 x 16.4 inches
50.5 x 41.7 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. French text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #2920:2.
Original outline color in the map with later color in the cartouches. There is light toning that is more concentrated in the blank margins and some damp stains that enter less than 2" into image at bottom.