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Description:This beautifully hand coloured original antique map of the Madenburg region of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany - centering on the city of Magdeburg - was published in the 1650 Dutch edition of Joan Blaeu's Atlas Novus. The map centers on the city of Madenburg. This map is of exceptional quality on clean, strong paper, with a heavy impression and some of the best original hand colouring I have seen to date. Blaeu is one of the most revered map makers of all time and it is easy to see why in this beautiful original map. The high level of the topographical detail, the quality of the paper, the artistic professionalism of the engraving and the beauty of the original hand colouring combine to produce a work of art that is both functional and of exceptional beauty. (Ref: Koeman; M&B)
Condition Report: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: - Original Colors used: - Yellow, pink, red, blue, green General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 24in x 21in (610mm x 535mm) Plate size: - 21in x 16 1/2in (535mm x 420mm) Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - None Plate area: - None Verso: - None