Auction 122, Lot 549

"Navarra Regnum", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Spain, Navarre

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.5 x 16.3 inches
49.5 x 41.4 cm

North is oriented to the right on this supremely decorative map of Navarre. The map, roughly centered on Pamplona, describes the Ebro River valley on the left, and extends into France including the coastal city of Bayonne. The title cartouche is surrounded by figures of elaborately attired residents of the region with the accoutrements of war. A number of heraldic crests are scattered throughout the map. Latin text on verso.

References:

Condition: A

A fine impression on a strong sheet. There are a few small spots of foxing, mostly confined to the margins.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/5/2007

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