Auction 140, Lot 532

"Afbeeldinge vande Vermaerde Seehaven ende Stadt van Duynkercken met der Omliggende Plaetsen Sanden ende Droochten…", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Northern France

Period: 1634 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

27.5 x 17.5 inches
69.9 x 44.5 cm

This large sea chart depicts the coast at Dunkerque oriented with north at bottom by an elegant compass rose. Bergues (Wynoxbergen) and a few other cities are located along the coast and the banks and shoals are shown in the sea where a large fleet of warships is gathered. There is a small inset of the coast near Calais at bottom. The map was prepared by Capt. Pieter Codde of Enkhuizen. French text on verso. Two sheets joined, as issued.


Condition: B+

On watermarked paper with minor soiling and a few small abrasions primarily near title cartouche.

Estimate: $350 - $425


Closed on 5/23/2012