Auction 93, Lot 247

"Afbeeldinghe vande Vermaerde Seehaven ende Stadt van Duynkercken…", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: France

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
27.2 x 17.2 inches
69.1 x 43.7 cm

Superb sea chart of the coast at Dunkerque. A few other cities are named along the coast and the banks and shoals are shown in the sea. A large fleet of war ships decorate the sea. At the lower left, under the compass rose, is an inset of the coast near Calais. Rectangular title cartouche flanked by two figures. The large chart is composed of two joined sheets.

References:

Condition: A

Attractive coloring. Repaired tear at bottom and a bit of light surface soil.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $350

Closed on 12/6/2000

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