"Biscaia et Guipuscoa Cantabriae Veteris Pars", Blaeu, (Family)
Period: 1645 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm
This handsome copper engraved map shows the coastal Basque country in northern Spain. It includes the cities of Santander, Laredo, Bibao and Bayonne (France) and extends inland to Logrono and Calahorra. Three ships sail in the Bay of Biscay and the map is embellished with a compass rose and rhumb lines, coat of arms, title and distance scale cartouches. Latin text on verso
Sharp impression with old color and wide, original margins faintly toned.