Auction 153, Lot 493

"Nivernium Ducatus, Gallice Duche de Nevers", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Central France

Period: 1635 (published)

Publication: Toonneel des Aerdrycks

Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 15.1 inches
49.8 x 38.4 cm

This densely engraved map covers the region surrounding Nevers, extending to Bourges, just past the Loire River on the left and Autun on the right. Minute cities and forests are pictorially represented across this lovely map. Dutch text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #4855:2.

Condition: A

A lovely impression with minor printer's ink residue, a faint stain around the centerfold at top, and a short archivally repaired centerfold separation that enters 1/2" into map at bottom. There are a couple small edge tears confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $130

Closed on 5/20/2015