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Auction 126, Lot 526

"Pictaviae Ducatus Descriptio, Vulgo le Pais de Poictou", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: France

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.7 x 15 inches
52.6 x 38.1 cm
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Fine map of the region that includes the coastline and the cities of Nantes and Rochelle prominently delineated. Richly ornamented with a banner-style title cartouche, the royal arms, a compass rose, sailing ship and a distance scale topped by a wine barrel and flanked by two adorable putti. French text on verso.


Condition: A+

Sharp impression and superb original color. There is a tiny edge tear, well away from the map.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $190

Closed on 12/3/2008