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Auction 102, Lot 339

"Darbiensis Comitatus Vernacul, Darbie Shire", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: England

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.4 x 15 inches
49.3 x 38.1 cm

Exquisite county map with Blaeu's typical fine engraving and composition, clear topographical information, as well as profuse decorative elements. Three corners are embellished with the royal coat of arms and heraldic shields of various local noblemen, and at bottom left is a delightfully illustrated title cartouche and scale featuring shepherds and their animals.

References: Koeman II, #5340:2.

Condition: A

Bright and clean with lovely old color.

Estimate: $700 - $800


Closed on 3/5/2003