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BLAEU,W. - Alpinae seu Foederatae Rhaetiae subditarumque..

BLAEU,W. -  Alpinae seu Foederatae Rhaetiae subditarumque..
Alpinae seu Foederatae Rhaetiae subditarumque.. - BLAEU,W.
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Title : Alpinae seu Foederatae Rhaetiae subditarumque...
Map maker : BLAEU,W..
Date : Amsterdam 1640.
Size : 14.9 x 19.5 inches. / 37.8 x 49.5 cm.
Colouring : In attractive original colours

Description :Detailed map Graubunden Canton in Switzerland. Including Chur, Davos, St.Moritz, etc. Engraved by Simon Hamersveldt.
The scale of longitude and latitude are coloured alternating with red, blue and pink. The cartouches and decoration are coloured in an artistic way. Very fine and rare with this type of colouring.
Originally engraved for Jodocus Hondius, at his death on August 18, 1629, this among 39 other Hondius copper plates were purchased by Willem Blaeu who deleted Hondius' name and added his own to the imprint. Blaeu published immediately 34 of them as part of his first atlas. Also in this state name in dedicational cartouche removed.
Condition : In very good condition. The map is lavishly coloured using gold for the cartouches and further embelishment.

ID: 07958

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