Auction 116, Lot 675

"Biscaia et Guipuscoa Cantabriae Veteris Pars", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Spain

Period: 1647 (circa)


Color: Black & White

19.7 x 15 inches
50 x 38.1 cm

This handsome copper engraved map shows the coastal Basque country in northern Spain. It includes the cities of Santander, Laredo, Bibao and Bayonne (France) and extends inland to Logrono and Calahorra. Three ships sail in the Bay of Biscay and the map is embellished with a compass rose and rhumb lines, coat of arms, title and distance scale cartouches. Dutch text, page 8 and two block capitals on verso.


Condition: A

Near fine example with dark impression and wide margins on thick hand laid paper. A trace of surface soiling, else fine.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/20/2006