"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.
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.