Auction 104, Lot 425

"Typus Galliae Veteris…", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: France

Period: 1635 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20 x 15.5 inches
50.8 x 39.4 cm

Handsome map of ancient France, based on the cartography of Abraham Ortelius, who is credited in the cartouche. Fully engraved with mountains, forests and ancient place names and decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. French text on verso.


Condition: A

Overall very good with fine original color. A few tiny spots in map and light damp stains in blank margins. Old paper repair at bottom fold, well away from map. Hinge remnants on verso.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/10/2003