Danube River – Donau

by Willem and Joan Blaeu

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. Original coloring. Wide margins. Currently still in passe-partout.

Condition rating: A+

Verso: blank

Map Reference: Van der Krogt 2, 1110:2B

From: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Joan Blaeu, 1644-1655. Van der Krogt 2,202-3


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Central and East Europe
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Price (without VAT, possibly to be added): 1 500,00 (FYI +/- $1 665,00 / £1 335,00)
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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.