"Lotharingia Ducatus; Vulgo Lorraine", Blaeu, Willem
Period: 1640 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm
A lovely copper engraved map of the Lorraine region of France places Nancy at center and is surrounded by hundreds of tiny villages. North is oriented to the right, towards Lutzenburgia where the Saar and Moselle Rivers converge. The title is in a panel at the top, and a beautiful coat of arms is at the bottom right. Dutch text on verso.
Original margins and great coloring. Lower edge a bit ragged, inches away from map image. A terrific example with a dark and early impression.