The Old Print Shop

Comitatuum Boloniae et Guines descriptio.

  • ARTIST: Joan Blaeu

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Guiljelmum Blaeu, Amsterdam.

  • MEDIUM: Copper plate engraving,

    DATE: 1650

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 15 1/4 x 19 7/8" (38.6 x 50.5 cm)

  • DESCRIPTION: A decorative map of the northern French coastline from Brique to Grevelinge, including the cities ofCalais and Boulonge. Decorated with three finely engraved sailing vessels, two wind roses, and two coasts of arms [one not filled] and putti.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: This example is from a 1650 French text edition of Blaeu's "Le Theatre du Monde, Nouvel Atlas"

  • CONDITION: Good condition save for narrow (1/8") right margin. Original hand coloring