Auction 111, Lot 450

"Les Routes des Postes du Royaume de France", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: France

Period: 1732 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 17.5 inches
48.3 x 44.5 cm

Superb map focusing only on the postal routes. Each route is shown with all the offices named. Tables at side list the major cities and their distance from Paris. The title cartouche features a great scene of the postal wagon and riders being escorted by Mercury, Athena, and Pegasus. Published by Guillaume Danet.

References:

Condition: A

Tissue repair on bottom centerfold.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $240

Closed on 6/8/2005

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