Auction 122, Lot 466

"Sarnia Insula, vulgo Garnsey: et Insula Caesarae, vernacule Jarsey", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: England, Channel Islands

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.6 x 15.3 inches
47.2 x 38.9 cm

A beautiful map of the Channel Islands that shows Guensey with Castle Cornet offshore. The islands are depicted with charming pictorial topography and representations of houses, churches, and hazards at sea. The title cartouche is decorated with sheep and shepherds; the scale of miles is surrounded by fetching merfolk. French text on verso.


Condition: A

A very nice impression with wide original margins. There is a thin area of paper to the upper left of the centerfold, only noticeable when held up to light.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $500

Closed on 12/5/2007