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Auction 171, Lot 618

"Corsica Insula", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Corsica

Period: 1649 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 7.1 inches
24.1 x 18 cm
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This copper engraved map of the island is oriented with the north to the left. It is fully engraved with detail of rivers, mountains, cities, and towns. On a full sheet of Dutch text (11.2 x 18.4") with a large decorative capital. This map appeared in Tooneel des Aerdrycks between 1649-61, or in Grooten Atlas in 1664.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #7525:2A.

Condition: B+

There is light toning, printer's ink residue, hinge tape on verso, and a small hole on the "O" in "Corsica" in the top margin.

Estimate: $130 - $170

Sold for: $95

Closed on 2/6/2019