Auction 136, Lot 528

"Normandia Ducatus", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: France

Period: 1645 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.5 x 14.8 inches
52.1 x 37.6 cm

This very detailed map of the Normandy coast extends from Cherbourg and Avranches in the West to Dieppe and Rouen in the East. The map also features Caen, Le Havre, and Mont Saint Michel in the lower left corner. A compass rose, ships, fishing boats and a sea monster are depicted in the English Channel. The map is adorned with a large title cartouche flanked by putti and Normandy's coat of arms. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A+

Two light spots in upper left-hand blank margin, but overall excellent.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $450

Closed on 6/1/2011

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