Blaeu: North Rhine-Westphalia / Cologne
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North Rhine-Westphalia / Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cologne
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cologne with the course of the Rhine from Coblenz to Wesel.
„COLONIENSIS ARCHIEPISCOPATUS AUCTORE IOH. GIGANTE MEDICO ET MATHEMATICO. AMSTELODAMI GUILJELMUS BLAEUW EXCUDIT.“
Original coloured copper engraving after Joannes Gigas (1580 – 1650), "Atlas Major" published by Joan Blaeu (1596 – 1673), Amsterdam 1662, verso: text written in Latin.
Plate size: 38 cm x 49,5 cm
Very decorative map with beautiful original colour and gold leaf gilding. Copper engraving printed on heavy paper, paper slightly toned due to age, wide margins, excellent condition.
Cp.: Koeman: Vol. I, Germania – sheet 257