Live auction - Lot 950

Beautifully hand-coloured copy of Blaeu's classic world map

[World and continents]

BLAEU, Willem Jansz

Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula.

[Amsterdam, W. & J. Blaeu, 1647]

€ 6.000 / 8.000

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Lot description

Engr., 41 x 54,7 cm, hand-coloured (very light traces of central fold).

Hinged at upper edge. Under passe-partout.

Fourth state of this splendid carte-à-figures, based on Mercator's projection, first published in 1606. This highly decorative world map is surrounded by 22 allegorical border decorations: at the top, representations of the sun, moon and the 5 known planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn), at the sides the 4 elements (left) and 4 seasons (right), at the bottom, the 7 world wonders. The 2 poles on right and left handside of the map. Engraved by Josua van den Ende. From the 1647 "Tonneel des Aerdryck [...]" (Dutch text on verso: "Des geheelen aerdtrycks beschryving", as in Koeman, while Van der Krogt mentions (erroneously?) "Des geheelen aerdtrycx beschryving", leaf A, pagination I).
Ref. Shirley 255. - Schilder MGN VI: 1.4. - Van der Krogt [0001:2A]. - Koeman Bl 29A.





** Les lots 950 à 954 sont vendus séparément.
Après l'attribution provisoire du dernier lot, se présente la possibilité d'acquérir l'ensemble des lots pour la totalité des prix marteaux plus 10% (au moins).

** De loten 950-954 worden apart geveild.
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** Lots 950 to 954 are sold separately.
Upon completion of the temporary attribution of all lots, it will be possible to acquire the whole series for the total of the hammer prices plus a minimum of 10%.

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Lot 950

Beautifully hand-coloured copy of Blaeu's classic world map

Nova totius terrarum orbis geographica ac hydrographica tabula.

BLAEU, Willem Jansz

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