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Auction 156, Lot 480


"Descriptio Veromanduorum… Vermandois [on sheet with] Gouvernement de la Cappelle…", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Northern France

Period: 1641 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

20.3 x 15 inches
51.6 x 38.1 cm

Two fine decorative maps within one border. The first centers on Saint Quentin with a lovely title cartouche and a scale of miles held by a Musketeer. The second map includes Marle, Leon, Vernins and is decorated with three cartouches. A fine example of Blaeu's work. German text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #4160+4170:2.

Condition: B+

Light toning with short centerfold separations at top and bottom confined to the blank margins. Faint damp stains are confined to the side blank margins.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/17/2016