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Auction 189, Lot 376

"Rutlandia Comitatus. Rutland Shire", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Central England

Period: 1645 (circa)

Publication: Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.7 x 15 inches
50 x 38.1 cm
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This superb map shows the county of Rutland and illustrates all the salient features of the county including topography, forests, parks, cities, and villages. The map is handsomely adorned with coat of arms, a distance scale cartouche featuring a geographer with measuring dividers, and a title cartouche flanked with shepherds, livestock and cherubs. French text on verso, published between 1645-48.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #5325:2.

Condition: A+

A sharp impression with full contemporary color on a bright sheet with minor dampstains along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 9/14/2022