Auction 125, Lot 551

"Lemouicum, Auctore Jo. Faiano M.L. - Lymosin [on sheet with] Topographia Limaniae, Auctore Gabriele Simeoneo", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: France

Period: 1645 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 15 inches
50.3 x 38.1 cm

This is a very handsome sheet with two maps covering the vicinities of Limoges and Cleremont. On the left, the map is centered on the Vienne River and is bounded by the Dordogne River and part of the Petite Creuse River. The map is based on the first known map of Limousin by Jean du Fayen. On the right is a map centered on the Allier River and its tributaries, with the cities of Clermont-Ferrand and Beauregard both highlighted in red. The sheet is richly embellished with four cartouches and a coat of arms. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A+

Fine impression and color with wide, clean original margins.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/24/2008