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Auction 106, Lot 445

"Biscaia et Guipuscoa Cantabriae Veteris Pars", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Spain

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 15.2 inches
50.3 x 38.6 cm
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Handsome map of the coastal Basque Country in northern Spain. Includes the cities of Santander, Laredo, Bibao and Bayonne (France) and extending inland to Logrono and Calahorra. Three ships sail in the Bay of Biscay and the map is embellished with a compass rose, coat of arms, title and distance scale cartouches.


Condition: B

Original color. Minor uneven toning. Professional repair of tear just entering map at right.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/3/2004