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Auction 95, Lot 231

"Insula Sacra; vulgo Holy Iland; et Farne", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: British Islands

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 15.3 inches
47 x 38.9 cm

Attractive map of Holy and Farne Islands off the coast of Northumberland. Farne Island is shown with the Tower and on Holy Island a fort and abbey are visible. The mainland is devoid of detail except for a few cities and castles. The map is decorative with a strapwork title cartouche and the royal coat of arms.


Condition: B

Minor damp stain in margins and a small tear in the middle of the centerfold, repaired with archival tape.

Estimate: $275 - $325

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/13/2001