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Auction 190, Lot 434

"Germaniae Veteris, Typus", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Central Europe, Germany

Period: 1644 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.1 x 15 inches
48.5 x 38.1 cm
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This beautifully engraved map is based on Ortelius' map of ancient Germany. The region covered takes in all of central Europe from Belgium and France through Poland, to include northern Italy and Hungary. The map is based on the writing of classical authors such as Ptolemy, Caesar, and Strabo. It is richly engraved and features three large strapwork cartouches. The towns and cities from the time of Charlemagne are noted in the legend in the lower left. Latin text on verso, published between 1644-55.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #2000H:2.

Condition: A

Excellent impression with full contemporary color on a sheet with minor toning and a printer's crease along the centerfold.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $110

Closed on 11/16/2022