Blaeu Map, Picardie region, 17th century

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This is an antique map of the Picardie or Picardy region in the north east of France.

Willem Janszoon Blaeu and his son Joan Blaeu were Dutch cartographers who produced some of the most well known and beautiful maps of the 17th century. These maps of France were published between 1662-1665 (after Willem’s death) in a momentous, twelve volume Atlas Major, which also included exquisite maps from all over the world.

This map is modelled on a ‘secret map’ of Belgium by Jean Surhon published in what is considered to be the first modern atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World) by Abraham Ortelius, 1570. Some maps at this time were commissioned only for military purposes and therefore had not been seen by the public before.

Due to the original dimensions of the maps, the print is only available in the listed sizes. Please contact me if you would like more information about how the maps look when they are printed according to their size.

This print is only available unframed, ready for you to choose your own elegant frame for hanging on your wall.

The prints are produced on museum-quality, thick and durable matte paper.

  • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil (0.26 mm)
  • Paper weight: 5.57 oz/yd² (189 g/m²)

All prints in the shop are reproduced from the original book, journal, encyclopedia or atlas, through careful and professional scanning. There is very little retouching, if any, made to the image after scanning, so as to retain the lovely, vintage look. Any spots or marks are a condition of the original work.

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