Auction 114, Lot 427

"Carte Particuliere des Postes de France Par le Sr. Sanson, Geographe Ordinaire du Roy", Jaillot, Alexis-Hubert

Subject: France, Postal Routes

Period: 1693 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Nouveau

Color: Hand Color

24.3 x 26.3 inches
61.7 x 66.8 cm

Large and highly detailed map of France that is fully engraved and very well colored. This is one of the earliest postal maps of France. The country is well covered with postal service routes clearly shown via dashed lines that connect scores of towns and villages.


Condition: B

Very nice impression and coloring. Thick hand laid paper with original margins, very wide top and bottom. Some very light foxing or toning visible in blank areas, else very good.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $160

Closed on 3/1/2006