Auction 171, Lot 458

"Fifae Pars Occidentalis / The West Part of Fife", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Eastern Scotland

Period: 1654 (published)

Publication: Nouvel Atlas

Color: Hand Color

21.1 x 16.5 inches
53.6 x 41.9 cm

Beautifully engraved map of the region that stretches from the western edge of Fife to Leven, with the Firth of Forth to the south. The map is covered with mountains, forests, castles, lakes, and villages and includes the cities of Kirkcaldy, Dumfermline, Rosyth, and Falkland. A lovely title cartouche with a pastoral theme adorns the top right corner. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #5842:2.

Condition: A

A nice impression on a sheet with a large watermark of the Greek God Atlas. There is light printer's ink residue, minor toning along the centerfold, and damp stains that are confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $240 - $300


Closed on 2/6/2019