Auction 142, Lot 472

"Descriptio Veromanduorum Auctore Ioanne Suthonio Gallice Vermandois [on sheet with] Gouvernement de la Cappelle", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Northern France

Period: 1640 (circa)

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Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 15.3 inches
50.8 x 38.9 cm

These two decorative maps on one sheet show regions in the Aisne department in Northern France. The first centers on Saint Quentin with a lovely title cartouche and a scale of miles held by a musketeer. The second map includes the cities of Marle, La Cappelle, and Vervins and is decorated with a title cartouche, a distance scale cartouche, and a legend. A fine example of Blaeu's work, with the imprint of both Willem and Johannes Blaeu. German text on verso.

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Condition: A

Early color with wide, original margins and two small, faint stains.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $90

Closed on 11/28/2012

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