Antique 1630s Map ~ Saxonia Superior Cum Lusatia et Misnia William Blaeu
Finely engraved and detailed map of Saxony including Magdeburg, Leipzig, Meissen, and Dresden by renowned Dutch cartographer and map maker William Blaeu (1571-1638). Highly detailed map including the surrounding areas which include Prague in Bohemia to the south. On the eastern side of the map between the 30th and 40th parallel there is a town called Franckenstein. The map title in encompassed in a long banner at top with blue and white trim. This version is believed to date to 1638 the last year of his life when it was published in a French atlas "Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas".
This example is from a very rare 1638 French text edition, which has the same copperplates as the 1635 edition, however the text on the verso was reset in two text columns. This edition is the last version the great master printed under his patronage.
This would make a great unique housewarming gift, wedding gift or a one of a kind birthday gift for a cartographer or 17th century print collector.
Framed map measures 25.75“ long by 22.25“ wide (map 23.75" by 20.25") and weighs 4lb 8oz.
In good condition considering age and use, there are signs of some discoloration throughout (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description)
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