"Livonia, Vulgo Lyefland", Blaeu, Johannes
Period: 1647 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.6 x 15.1 inches
49.8 x 38.4 cm
This handsome map covers the area of present-day Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, with the Baltic Sea, as well as the neighboring coastlines of Sweden and Finland. The map is embellished with sailing ships, a title cartouche, and the coats of arms for Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Courland (Latvia), Lithuania, Moscovia, and Ingria. Dutch text on verso, published between 1647-61.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #1710:2.
A dark impression with full contemporary color on a bright sheet with the watermark of the god Atlas, wide margins, light printer's ink residue, and marginal soiling.