"Lionnois, Forest, Beaviolois et Masconnois", Blaeu, Willem
Subject: Eastern France
Period: 1640 (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 1640-43.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #4800:2A.
A dark impression on watermarked paper with light offsetting and a couple of small rust spots.