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Pub Year Map Maker Pub Place Map Title Map Price (USD) Picture
1647Blaeu, Willem & JanAmsterdamBiscaia$575 Picture

A copper plate engraved map with hand colored outline and some wash.

Size: 15.5 inches X 19 inches

Map Type: Atlas

This is a superior copy, with strong engraving lines and vivid color.

Blaeu maps are renowned for the consummate care and attention apparent in every stage of production - using only the best paper with finely engraved plates and a high standard of printing.

Ths map shows the Spanish cities of Bilbao and Laredo. The map includes a charming vignette of a child using surveying equipment, being observed by a kitten. Spanish Galleons, a coat of arms, and a compass rose are also illustrated.

References: Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, Volume 1 Page 143, Blaeu family, Scott, Valerie, Map Collector Publications, Tring, Hertz, England, 1999

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