Auction 116, Lot 526

"Lemouicum, Auctore Jo. Faiano M.L. - Lymosin [on sheet with] Topographia Limaniae, Auctore Gabriele Simeoneo", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: France

Period: 1645 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.8 x 15 inches
50.3 x 38.1 cm

This is a very handsome sheet with two maps covering the vicinities of Limoges and Cleremont. On the left, the map is centered on the Vienne River and is bounded by the Dordogne River and part of the Petite Creuse River. The map is based on the first known map of Limousin by Jean du Fayen. On the right is a map centered on the Allier River and its tributaries with the cities of Clermont-Ferrand and Beauregard both highlighted in red. The sheet is richly embellished with four cartouches and a coat of arms.

References:

Condition: A+

Light printer's crease, else very fine with a sharp impression and original color.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/20/2006

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