Auction 115, Lot 466

"Carte Qui Comprend toutes les Lieux de la France", Cassini de Thury, Cesar Francois

Subject: France

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication: les Cartes de la France

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 17 inches
57.2 x 43.2 cm

Six beautifully engraved and highly detailed charts that together cover all of France. Never joined, each measures approximately as given above. If joined they would form a spectacularly detailed map of France measuring about 50" wide and 54" tall. Detail of towns, villages, forests, rivers, roads, and more. Fancy title cartouche in rococo-style, another for the distance scales, and a third "Avertissement" cartouche. A very handsome and scarce set of charts from Thury's rare atlas of France.

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Condition: B

Crisp, dark impressions and strong original hand coloring in outline. On thick hand laid paper with wide, original margins. Maps are very good less the occasional light soiling or staining.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $500

Closed on 6/21/2006

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