Auction 171, Lot 445

"Cantabrigiensis Comitatus - Cambridge Shire", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Eastern England

Period: 1647 (circa)

Publication: Toonneel des Aerdrycks oft Nieuwe Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 16.3 inches
52.1 x 41.4 cm

This is an excellent example of the height of decorative Dutch map-making. It is embellished with two royal crests, the arms of seven noble families, seventeen colleges of Cambridge University, and two blank shields. The map itself is filled with detail of the countryside including forests, parks, cities and villages. Dutch text on verso, published in 1647-48.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II ) #5300:2.

Condition: A

A dark impression with a bit of light printer's ink residue.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/6/2019