Arras France 1612 Blaeu Defensive Canals Bastions fine detail antique color mapBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
(Northern France, Scarpe River, City Walls, Defensive Moat)
Issued 1612, Amsterdam by Blaeu
Fine and uncommon old engraved map, with attractive city plan/ hand color. Hundreds of individual buildings visible, urban street plan, gardens, important buildings, etc.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The photos are a major part of the item description. Please examine them closely, as what you see is what we will send you.
[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].
Map remains well preserved. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling which is visible within the scan, small light old dampstains in top corners, thin old paper repair along top right edge in blank margin, overall visually appealing
Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
Great antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Sheet measures c. 10 7/8" H x 14" W.
Printed area measures c. 9 1/4" H x 12 3/8" W
Deys, Guicciardini Illustratus, p. 148- Arras 3.1- 11 Blaeu (80) Nederlands ed. (noting it is based upon Braun & Hogenbergs ca.1581 map)
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 2, p. 230