Auction 140, Lot 543

"Insulae Divi Martini et Uliarus, Vulgo l'Isle de re et Oleron", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Western France

Period: 1645 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21 x 15.5 inches
53.3 x 39.4 cm

This attractive chart shows the Il de Re and Oleron Islands off the western coast of France. La Rochelle, a fortified city on the mainland, is identified as well as a number of smaller towns. The map is adorned by three compass roses indicating north to the left, numerous small ships sailing and two cartouches at bottom. French text on verso.


Condition: B+

There are two edge tears confined to the blank margins along with a hint of toning along the edge of the sheet. An ownership label is adhered to the lower right corner, well away from the image.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/23/2012