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Auction 171, Lot 447

"Cestria Comitatus Palatinus", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Western England

Period: 1647-48 (published)

Publication: Toonneel des Aerdrycks ost Nieuwe Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.7 x 14.9 inches
50 x 37.8 cm
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This lovely map depicts Cheshire in North West England, with great detail of the hills, forests, estates, and towns. Numerous coats-of-arms line the top of the map. The distance cartouche at bottom left features livestock and a shepherd and shepherdess. Four English gentlemen decorate the title cartouche. Dutch text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol II) #5360:2.

Condition: B

A fine impression in original color with light toning and a short tear in the coats-of-arms at top that has been repaired on verso with archival materials. A light damp stain enters into the image at top, around the centerfold.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/6/2019

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