Auction 125, Lot 546

"Ducatus Turonensis… - Touraine", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: France

Period: 1631 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 15 inches
50.3 x 38.1 cm

This is a lovely map of the Touraine region with Tours and the Loire River at center. Two decorative cartouches feature allegorical renderings of Mother Earth and her bounty. Coat of arm at upper left. Dutch text on verso.


Condition: B+

Beautiful hand coloring, strong impression and wide, original margins. Short split in lower centerfold, repaired on verso.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/24/2008