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Auction 116, Lot 689

"Insulae Balearides et Pytiusae", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Mediterranean, Balearic Islands

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm
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This fine chart details the Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Minorca, and with Ibiza and Formentera, here called the Pytuisae Islands. The map includes the Gulf of Valencia and the cities of Denia, Tarragona, Gandia, Valencia, and Tortosa, and extends to show Barcelona in the extreme north. Embellished with rhumb lines, sea monsters, two galleys, a sailing ship, compass roses, two coats-of-arms, and title and scale of miles cartouches. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #6280.2.

Condition: B

Good impression and original color. Bit of faint uneven toning and damp stains.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/20/2006