Auction 170, Lot 588

"Insulae Balearides et Pytiusae", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Balearic Islands

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication: Le Theatre du Monde

Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 15 inches
49.8 x 38.1 cm

This fine chart details the Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Formentera, the latter two of which are here called the Pytuisae Islands. The map includes the Gulf of Valencia and the cities of Denia, Tarragona, Gandia, Valencia, and Tortosa, and extends to show Barcelona in the extreme north. Embellished with rhumb lines, sea monsters, two galleys, a sailing ship, compass roses, two coats-of-arms, and title and scale of miles cartouches. Latin text on verso, published between 1640-55.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #6280:2.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with light toning along the centerfold and edges of the sheet and some tiny tears along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 11/14/2018