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Auction 115, Lot 457

"La Souverainete de Dombes", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: France

Period: 1645 (circa)


Color: Black & White

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

This very attractive 17th century map depicts the Dombes region in southeastern France. The ancient city of Lyon, for centuries an important textile center, is found in the lower right corner. The area between Lyon and Macon, west of the river, is an important Beaujolais wine region. Most cities, towns, forests and waterways are identified. The beautiful title and scale cartouches and elaborate coat-of-arms further enhance the map. The distance scale cartouche features putti, a globe, and armillary sphere. German text on verso.


Condition: B

Very nice impression printed on thick paper with wide margins. Scattered toning and foxing.

Estimate: $180 - $240


Closed on 6/21/2006