Auction 125, Lot 560

"Nova Picardiae Tabula", Blaeu/Mortier

Subject: France

Period: 1693 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.3 x 15.3 inches
54.1 x 38.9 cm

Towns and villages fill this map of the northern part of France, from Calais to the Ardennes. It is exquisitely decorated with title and scale of miles cartouches and a coat of arms. The map was originally published by Blaeu in 1635 and the plate was purchased by Pierre Mortier after a fire destroyed the Blaeu printing house in 1672.


Condition: B

Lightly toned, damage in the blank margins includes some paper loss, none close to the map. The paper edges on verso are adhered with masking tape from a previous framing. The map itself is very attractive.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 9/24/2008