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Alpinae seu Foederatae Rhaetiae subditarumque..
Selling price: $400
The scale of longitude and latitude are colored alternating with red, blue, and pink. The cartouches and decorations are colored artistically. Very fine and rare with this type of coloring.
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 immediately published 34 of them as part of his first atlas. Also, in this state, his name in the dedication cartouche has been removed.
Reference: Koeman/V.d.Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol.2, 4940:2.2
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