Auction 154, Lot 493

"Bressia Vulgo Bresse", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Eastern France

Period: 1634 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Black & White

19.6 x 15.1 inches
49.8 x 38.4 cm

This richly decorated map of eastern France covers the region from Lyon to Geneva and is fully engraved with forests, mountains, lakes, cities and villages. Decorated by a title cartouche with a blank coat of arms and a distance scale featuring putti and a surveyor. Blaeu's imprint appears at lower right. Blank verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #4810:2A.

Condition: B+

Faint toning along the centerfold with minor show-through of manuscript text on verso. There are a few damp stains confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $130 - $160

Sold for: $65

Closed on 9/16/2015