Auction 160, Lot 516

"Cenomanorum Galliae Regionis Typus: Vulgo Le Mans. Auct. Matheo Ogerio", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Northern France

Period: 1635 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.6 x 15.1 inches
49.8 x 38.4 cm

This lovely map of the historical province of Maine is centered on the famous city of Le Mans. This region witnessed frequent sieges and battles throughout history, as evidenced by the numerous fortified cities shown on the map. Today, Le Mans is famous for its annual international auto race, which is run on local roads. German text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #4430:2A.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with minor printer's ink residue. Light damp stains are confined to the far blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 11/16/2016