c 1635 "Le Pais de Brie" Blaeu - SE of Paris - includes Paris


“LE PAIS DE BRIE” Amsterdam: Willem J. Blaeu, c. 1635.  Fine engraved map with original hand-coloring. Verso text: Latin. (Image : 15  x 19 ½ )  

This very attractive early 17th century map depicts the northern Brie Region in France – famous for its cheese which bears the same name. 

Most towns, cities, forests, and waterways are identified including Paris (upper left corner), Corbeil-Essonnes, and Melun (taken by Joan of Arc in 1430). The colorful and elaborate title cartouches with exotic birds (top) and dogs chasing a rabbit (bottom) further enhance the map.

Blaeu was founder of the leading 17th century Dutch cartographic firm. “The achievements of the firms of Blaeu were remarkable, & the palm for supremacy in map production in any age must be awarded to the Blaeu” (Tooley: Maps & Map-Makers, p. 33). 

Shipped unmatted

  • Inventory# M-6552