[Danube] Blaeu, Danubis, Fluvius Europae Maximus, A Fontibus Ad Ostia... Amsterdam, circa 1640. Two sheets joined. 16 x 37. Original outline color. with some modern refreshment. Faint discoloration near folds; folds strengthened verso, else VG. SOLD
A spectacular and detailed map showing the course of the Danube with a large vignette of River Gods, nymphs and putti frolicking on the banks. Reflecting political tensions of the day, the title cartouche shows Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand III and a Sultan with allegorical supporters, confronting one another. Van der Krogt 1110:2B.
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