"Lionnois, Forest, Beaviolois et Masconnois", Blaeu, Willem
Subject: Eastern France
Period: 1645 (circa)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum...
Color: Hand Color
19.8 x 15 inches
50.3 x 38.1 cm
A beautifully engraved map of the Rhone and Loire valleys showing Vienne, Lyon, and Macon. It is fully illustrated with mountains, forests and hundreds of tiny villages. The title cartouche and distance scales are flanked by cherubs and a surveyor, and the sheet is further embellished with a coat of arms. Latin text on verso, published between 1644-55.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #4800:2A.
Full original color on watermarked paper with wide margins. There is light printer's ink residue and a few minute holes, only visible when held to light. Marginal soiling and a short centerfold separation at the top of the sheet.