Auction 165, Lot 487

"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.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on watermarked paper with light offsetting and a couple of small rust spots.

Estimate: $200 - $230


Closed on 11/15/2017