Auction 134, Lot 467

"Britannia Ducatus - Duche de Bretaigne", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: France

Period: 1642 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 15 inches
52.1 x 38.1 cm

This richly decorated map of northeastern France is fully engraved with forests, rivers, cities and villages. The splendid title and distance scale cartouches features mermen. Two sailing ships, three compass roses and a coat of arms further decorate this fine map. Signed in the plate at lower right by Blaeu. Dutch text on verso with page number 36.


Condition: A

Fine impression and original color with full, wide margins. Lower edge with some tears and folding, and with marginal splits along centerfold top and bottom, expertly closed on verso.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $425

Closed on 12/1/2010