Auction 123, Lot 525

"Le Pais de Brie", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: France

Period: 1635 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.8 x 15.3 inches
50.3 x 38.9 cm

Decorative map of the Brie region southeast of Paris bounded by the Seine and Marne Rivers. Fully engraved to show rivers, mountains, forests and cities and richly embellished with title and scale cartouches surrounded by cherubs engaged in hunting and falconry. Dutch text on verso.

References:

Condition: A

A dark impression with attractive color on a sheet with some marginal damp stains, well away from the map.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $400

Closed on 2/20/2008

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