"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
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.
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.