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Auction 138, Lot 555

"Archiepiscopatus Cameracensis. Archevesche de Cambray", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: France

Period: 1645 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 15 inches
50.8 x 38.1 cm

This is an attractive map of northeastern France, just south of Lille covering the region to include Cambray, Douai, Valenciennes, and Bohain. The four corners are adorned with title and dedication cartouches, scale of miles and coat of arms. In an attractive cartouche at the lower left Blaeu dedicates this map to D. Francisco Vander Burgh, the Archbishop of Cambray. Latin text on verso and page number 12.

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Condition: B+

Full margins with original color. There are some light stains, primarily in the blank margins and some faint text show-through. There is some foxing in the lower right blank margin along with some tattering, but away from the image.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/7/2011

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