Auction 123, Lot 526

"Lionnois, Forest, Beaviolois et Masconnois", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: France

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 15 inches
49.8 x 38.1 cm

A beautifully engraved map of the Rhone and Loire valleys showing Vienne, Lyon, and Macon. It is fully illustrated with mountains, forests and hundreds of tiny villages. The title cartouche and distance scales are flanked by cherubs and a surveyor, and the sheet is further embellished with a coat of arms. Latin text in verso.


Condition: A

Lovely impression and original color with minor toning in the wide margins.

Estimate: $325 - $375

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/20/2008