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Auction 195, Lot 527


"Lemovicum, Auctore Jo. Faiano M.L. Lymosin [on sheet with] Topographia Limaniae, Auctore Gabriele Simeoneo", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: Central France

Period: 1642 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.9 x 15.1 inches
50.5 x 38.4 cm
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This sheet includes two maps side-by-side, each with separate title cartouches. The map at left follows the work of physician Jean Fayen and shows the region surrounding Limoges, extending as far south as Brive-la-Gaillarde, west just past St. Junien, and east to the Dordogne River. At right is a map based on the work of Gabriel Symeoni, which follows the Allier River, a tributary of the Loire River, with the cities of Clermont-Ferrand and Beauregard-l'Évêque. Dutch text on verso, published between 1642-64.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #4560+4857:2.

Condition: B

A crisp impression with full contemporary color on a bright sheet with dampstaining along the centerfold at top and bottom and a few abrasions in the cartouche at bottom right. There are short centerfold separations at top and bottom as well as a few small worm tracks at bottom that have been repaired on recto.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $46

Closed on 11/15/2023