Danube River – Donau
A rare map: from source tot mouth
Date of first edition: 1635 (Willem Blaeu)
Date of this map: 1644-1655 (Joan Blaeu)
Dimensions (not including margins): 41,5 x 96,5 cm
Condition: excellent. Sharp copper engraving printed on strong paper. Wide margins.
Condition rating: A+
Map Reference: Van der Krogt 2, 1110:2B
From: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Joan Blaeu, 1644-1655. Van der Krogt 2,202-3
The Danube or the long and winding road…
The title cartouche shows a depiction of the battle between the Austrian emperor Ferdinand III and the Turkish sultan. In the lower left-hand corner is a personification of the Danube river with it tributaries.
Original title: Danubius, Fluvius Europae Maximus, a Fontibus ad Ostia, Cum omnibus Fluminibus, ab utroque latere, in illum defluentibus.
Blaeu produced a similar map on the Rhine River.