Auction 130, Lot 509

"Biscaia et Guipuscoa Cantabriae Veteris Pars", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Spain

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


Condition: A+

Sharp impression with old color and wide, original margins faintly toned.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/2/2009