Auction 116, Lot 523

"Normandia Ducatus", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: France

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.


Condition: B

Minor printer's crease and a couple of unobtrusive spots, else very good. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/20/2006