Auction 112, Lot 455

"Les Duche's de Lorraine, et de Bar, et les Eveches de Metz, Toul, et Verdun…Nancy", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: France

Period: 1771 (dated)

Publication: Atlas General Methodique et Elementaire

Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 14.5 inches
54.6 x 36.8 cm

Beautifully engraved map centered on Nancy and the fortified cities of Metz, Strasbourg, Nouveau Brisach, Fribourg, Worms, Luxembourg, and more. The map is flanked by two columns of French text and surrounded by a wide rococo-style frame with a military theme. The map (13 x 9.1") and decorative border were printed from two separate copper plates and assembled with the text for this beautiful atlas. Map fully colored, cartouche and decorative border uncolored, as issued.


Condition: A

Fine, original color. Lower right corner of margin missing a little paper.

Estimate: $120 - $140

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/28/2005