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Auction 182, Lot 507


"Lionnois, Forest, Beaviolois et Masconnois", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Eastern France

Period: 1643 (circa)

Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.8 x 14.9 inches
50.3 x 37.8 cm
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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. French text on verso, published between 1643-50.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #4800:2A.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with contemporary color. There are dampstains and remnants of hinge tape in the blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 4/28/2021