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Auction 184, Lot 522

"Silesia Ducatus a Martino Helwigio Nissense Descriptus", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Southwestern Poland

Period: 1638 (circa)

Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 15 inches
49.8 x 38.1 cm
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Decorative map centered on Breslaw (Wroclaw) and bordered by Brandenburg and Bohemia. The map is embellished with the elaborate coat of arms of Silesia and a figurative title cartouche festooned with birds, animals, a nymph, and a satyr. Based on the surveys of Martin Helwig. French text on verso, published between 1638-43.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #2900:2.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with full contemporary color on a watermarked sheet with light dampstains along the edges of the sheet, entering the image along the centerfold at top and bottom.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $135

Closed on 9/15/2021