Catalog Archive
Auction 115, Lot 456

"Artesia Comitatus - Artois", Jansson, Jan

Subject: France

Period: 1642 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm

A very decorative map depicting the northern province of Artois on the border with Belgium. The map is fully engraved with forests, rivers, bridges, cities and villages. A fishing boat, sea monster and compass rose grace the sea and a spectacular, garlanded title cartouche with the regional coat of arms completes the map. French text on verso.


Condition: B

Fine original color. Small abrasion in top border and an old repair on a weak spot in map, else very good.

Estimate: $180 - $240


Closed on 6/21/2006