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Auction 95, Lot 230

"Darbiensis Comitatus Vernacul, Darbie Shire", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: England

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum sive Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 15 inches
49 x 38.1 cm
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Exquisite county map with Blaeu's typical fine engraving and composition, and clear topographical information, as well as profuse decorative elements. Three corners are embellished with the royal coat of arms and heraldic shields of various local noblemen, and at bottom left is a delightfully illustrated title cartouche and scale featuring shepherds and their animals.


Condition: A+

A few tiny spots in margins, still very fine with exquisite old color.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/13/2001