Catalog Archive
Auction 138, Lot 554

"Bituricum Ducatus. Duche de Berri", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: France

Period: 1645 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum…

Color: Hand Color

20 x 15 inches
50.8 x 38.1 cm

This map displays the central region of France, including the cities of Bourges and Nevers and the Loire River at right. The map is filled with villages and towns, forests, rivers and mountains. Ornamented with a beautiful title cartouche which is surrounded by garlands and a coat of arms. At lower left is a distance scale flanked by two towers. Latin text on verso.


Condition: B

Nice wide margins and lovely old color. There are two tiny wormholes at upper left just inside the neatline and one slightly larger wormhole (1/8" inch) on the right side with no loss of image. There is a small tear confined to the blank margin that has been repaired with archival material on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $90

Closed on 12/7/2011