Auction 108, Lot 393

"Tabula Aquitaniae complectens Gubernationem Guiennae et Vasconiae", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: France

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.7 x 19 inches
57.7 x 48.3 cm

Large decorative map of southeastern France. Fully engraved with mountains, forests, roads and cities. Large inset surrounded in a decorative border with fortification plans of Bayonne and Blaye, and a fine vignette view of the city of Bordeaux. Further embellished with large title cartouche with figures of a soldier, Neptune, a queen, a maiden and the royal crest, and a garland draped scale of miles.

References:

Condition: A

Map in full original color, cartouches and vignettes uncolored as issued. Faint damp stains in margins, slightly intruding into map at bottom.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/29/2004

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