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Auction 156, Lot 479

"Champagne Latine Campania, Comitatus", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Northern France

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 15.1 inches
49.8 x 38.4 cm

A great map detailing the famous Champagne region of France. The map is filled with hundreds of villages, forests, and rivers, the map locates the cities of Chalons, Reims, Vitry-le-Francois and Sainte Menehould. The decorative title cartouche is embellished with putti and a coat of arms. Further decorated with a compass rose and more putti with surveying instruments on the distance scale. Latin text on verso, published between 1640-43.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #4200:2.

Condition: A

A clean example with full original color. There are faint damp stains in top margin, barely entering the border in the corners.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/17/2016