Auction 113, Lot 484

"Artesia Comitatus - Artois", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: France

Period: 1634 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 14.5 inches
48.3 x 36.8 cm

Fine map of the northern province of Artois on the border with Belgium. Fully engraved to illustrate forests, rivers, bridges, cities and villages. A fishing boat, sea monster and compass rose grace the sea and an elaborate title cartouche with the coat of arms completes the map. German text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #3300:2.

Condition: A

Lovely original color. Old repair on bottom fold not affecting map.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/7/2005