(SALE) antique map/ Danube river / the Balkan / Virtual Map Fair
Title: [a map of the Balkan] Danubius, fluvius Europae maximus, a fontibus ad Ostia, cum omnibus Fluminibus, ad utroque latere, in illum defluentibus.
Author: Blaeu, W & J. Blaeu.
PlaceAndYear: Amsterdam, c. 1635.
Description: A striking large-format map of the course of the river Danube on two sheets. Embellished with two large cartouches, a title cartouche with on one side the Kaizer of the Holy German Empire, Ferdinand III with behind him a woman carying the crucified Christ and on the other side the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire with behind him a woman crushing the crucified Christ under her foot and in the left lower part a scale cartouche with river gods and fauns, symbolizing the river Danube and its many subsidiaries. A beautiful item, first issued by Willem and Johan Blaeu in the Dutch edition of Blaeu's Theatrum in 1635. Ref.: Koeman, Part I, p. 102, map 
Dimensions: 410 x 960 mm
Colouring: attractive later colouring
Condition: a false fold, otherwise in very good condition.
PRICE REDUCED FROM EURO 900.- TO EURO 600.-. COSTS ARE EXTRA.
- Number: 1012484
- Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum