Auction 136, Lot 527

"Utriusque Burgundiae, tum Ducatus tum Comitatus Descriptio", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: France

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.8 x 15.3 inches
50.3 x 38.9 cm

A superb map of the historic Burgundy region in France. Centered roughly on the Saone River the map extends from Crevant to Montbeliard in the north, and from Varennes-sur-Allier to Geneva at bottom. The map is finely engraved with minute detail and embellished with a bold title cartouche flanked by Mars and one of his consorts. The arms of the Duchy and County of Burgundy top the cartouche, while putti peak out from behind the distance scale cartouche.

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Condition: B+

Nice impression and original color with some toning, mostly confined to the wide original margins.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $190

Closed on 6/1/2011

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