Original antique map, FRANCE, BLESOIS, PERCHE, BLOIS, ORLEANS, Blaeu, c. 1648
Original antique map, FRANCE, BLESOIS, PERCHE, BLOIS, ORLEANS, Blaeu, c. 1648

Original antique map, FRANCE, BLESOIS, PERCHE, BLOIS, ORLEANS, Blaeu, c. 1648

Original antique map, FRANCE, BLESOIS, PERCHE, BLOIS, ORLEANS, Blaeu, c. 1648

Original antique map, FRANCE, BLESOIS, PERCHE, BLOIS, ORLEANS, Blaeu, c. 1648

Original antique map, FRANCE, BLESOIS, PERCHE, BLOIS, ORLEANS, Blaeu, c. 1648

Original antique map, FRANCE, BLESOIS, PERCHE, BLOIS, ORLEANS, Blaeu, c. 1648

Original antique map, FRANCE, BLESOIS, PERCHE, BLOIS, ORLEANS, Blaeu, c. 1648

Two original, antique, copper-plate engraved maps on one sheet of the historic French regions La Perche and Blaisois (Blesois). They are by Willem Janszoon Blaeu and published by his son Johannes Blaeu in his famous atlas’Theatrum Orbis Terrarum’ in Amsterdam in c. The left map is titled’Perchensis Comitatus, La Perche Comte’. It shows part of north-west France around Mortagne-au-Perche’Mortaigne’. The map on the right is titled’Comitatus Blesensi, Auctore Ioanne Temporio, Blaisois’ and shows Blois and Orleans, with Bourges in the south-east corner. The maps are printed on hand-laid paper and are outline hand-coloured. Both include a decorative title cartouche and distance scale. The printed area (both maps combined) measures approximately 500mm x 385mm with generous margins beyond; Latin text verso. Condition report: Good overall condition. Age toning and occasional spotting. Small stain to the bottom margin, not affecting the printed area. Please study the photographs carefully to fully appreciate the condition. The item “Original antique map, FRANCE, BLESOIS, PERCHE, BLOIS, ORLEANS, Blaeu, c. 1648″ is in sale since Friday, June 1, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “mapsetcetera1″ and is located in Ilkley. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Date Range: 1600-1699
  • Type: Atlas map
  • Year: c.1648
  • Maker: J. Blaeu
  • Cartographer/Publisher: W. Blaeu
  • Era: 1600s
  • Format: Atlas Map
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Country/Region: France
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