Auction 122, Lot 651

"Signoria di Vercelli", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Italy, Piedmont

Period: 1660 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 16.3 inches
49.5 x 41.4 cm

A handsome map of the region around Vercelli that includes lakes Orta and Maggiore, and a portion of the Po River Valley. The cities of Novara and Casale are noted, as well as a host of smaller villages. A decorative cartouche in the upper right is draped with grapes and vegetables. Italian text on verso.


Condition: B+

A nice impression on a sheet with original color and some irregular toning. The centerfold is separated at the top and bottom, with the top split just entering the map. The wide, original margins are chipped with some short tears. Hinge remnants on verso.

Estimate: $230 - $300

Sold for: $170

Closed on 12/5/2007