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Auction 189, Lot 419

"Delflandia, Schielandia, et Insulae Trans Mosam Illis Objacentes ut sunt Voorna, Overflackea, Goerea, Yselmonda, Etc.", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Southern Netherlands

Period: 1643 (circa)

Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas…

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 15.1 inches
50.3 x 38.4 cm
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This detailed road map shows the estuary of the River Maas and extends from Gouda south to Goeree-Overflakkee. Cities, such as Rotterdam, Delft, and Brielle, are depicted with miniature bird's-eye plans. A compass rose orients north to the top right, and the map is further adorned with sailing ships and a strapwork title cartouche featuring fish on the line. French text on verso, published between 1643-50.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #3402:2.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with full contemporary color on watermarked paper with marginal foxing and light dampstaining that enters the map image in the top corners.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/14/2022