Auction 99, Lot 369

"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. Two figures flank the rectangular title cartouche. The large chart is composed of two joined sheets.

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Condition: A

Attractive original color. Small tear in bottom margin, well away from map.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/12/2002

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