Auction 113, Lot 487

"Armentieres", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: France

Period: 1645 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 15 inches
48.3 x 38.1 cm

Scarce and superb bird's-eye plan of the fortified city with a panoramic view at top. The incredible details include churches, houses, gardens, orchards, bridges, windmills, a cemetery, roads and canals. The plan is richly embellished with coats of arms, a drape-style key cartouche, distance scale and compass rose. The plan was drawn by Vedastus du Plovich. Dutch text on verso.


Condition: A

Some old repairs in margins and some horizontal folds that have been pressed out.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/7/2005