Auction 106, Lot 363

"Pictaviae Ducatus Descriptio, Vulgo le Pais de Poictou", Jansson, Jan

Subject: France

Period: 1656 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 14.7 inches
52.1 x 37.3 cm

Fine map of the region including the coastline and the cities of Nantes and Rochelle prominently delineated. Richly ornamented with a banner style title cartouche, the royal arms, a compass rose, sailing ship and a distance scale topped by a wine barrel and flanked by two adorable putti. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Lovely original color. Some minor spots and repairs in blank margins. Small manuscript notation in brown ink in lower right corner, attributing the map to Hondius.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $130

Closed on 3/3/2004