BELSIA, VULGO LA BEAUSSE.

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Joan Blaeu


Belsia, Vulgo La Beausse.

Handcolored engraving, 1650
15 1/8 x 19 7/8" (385 x 505 mm) plus margins.
Good condition save for some minor damp staining in the lower margin. Original hand coloring.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 40971
Price: $395.00
Publisher : Published by Guiljelmum Blaeu, Amsterdam.
A decorative map of the environs north west of Paris. The title cartouche depicts the agricultural goddess Ceres, reaping hook in hand, receiving the stirrups of a dragon pulled cart in which the Roman god Saturn is seated. Two cherubs holding the scale cartouche and a coat of arms are seen in the upper right.This example is from a 1650 French text edition of Blaeu's "Le Theatre du Monde, Nouvel Atlas" Maps

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