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Loudonois. Laudanum / Mirebalais

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Loudonois. Laudanum / Mirebalais : 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 impression shows two detailed maps on one plate showing the areas surrounding Loudun and Mirebeau. The cartouches and scales are decorated with cherubs and grapes. 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: 380 by 495mm (15 by 19½ inches).
ref: 21848

Price: £ 260

 
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