"Normandia Ducatus", Blaeu, Willem
Period: 1630 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
20.8 x 15 inches
52.8 x 38.1 cm
This very decorative map of the Normandy coast is packed with details of even the tiniest villages and prominently depicts the fortified cities. A compass rose, ships, fishing boats and sea monsters appear in the English Channel. The map is adorned with a large title cartouche flanked by putti and a coat of arms. French text on verso.
Minor printer's crease and a couple of unobtrusive spots, else very good. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.