1662 Joan Blaeu Antique Map of the Duchy of Legnica, Lower Silesia in SW Poland

Cartographer : Joan Blaeu

  • Title : Ducatus Silesiae Ligniciensis auctore Jona Sculteto Protta Silesia
  • Ref #:  93429
  • Size:  24in x 20in (610mm x 510mm)
  • Date : 1662
  • Condition: (A) Very Good Condition

This beautifully hand coloured original copper-plate engraved antique, rare map of the Duchy of Legnica, in Lower Silesia, today SW Poland, was published in Joan Blaeu greatest publication, the first 1662 French edition of Atlas Major.

As this map was only published over a 10 year period, as most of the plates were destroyed in the disasterous 1672 fire that wiped out the Blaeu publishing house, this map is extremely rare especially with original hand colour, such as this map.

General Definitions:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color : - off white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, green, blue, pink
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 24in x 20in (610mm x 510mm)
Plate size: - 21in x 16 1/2in (535mm x 420mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

Margins: - Light soiling
Plate area: - Offsetting
Verso: - Offsetting