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Le Gouvernment De L'Isle De France

Le Gouvernment De L'Isle De France : W. & J. Blaeu

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A good example of a finely engraved and attractively coloured map from Willem and Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" - one of the finest atlas productions of the seventeenth century. The Blaeu family, from about 1630, were regarded as the finest map and atlas publishers until around 1670 when the family warehouse burnt down. The maps are known for their fine presentation, detail and elaborate decorative cartouches and vignettes. This detailed map shows the area surrounding Paris. with a decorative coat of arms and cartouche with angels, a man and a woman and bountiful harvest of fruit and vegetables. Latin text to verso.
mapmaker: W. & J. Blaeu  
place and date of publication: Amsterdam 1635-1645
medium and colour: copperplate, Original outline colour
size in mm: 410 by 510mm (16¼ by 20 inches).
ref: 21828

Price: £ 340

 
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