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Auction 116, Lot 532

"Plan de la Ville de Tholouse", Jansson, Jan

Subject: France

Period: 1660 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum exhibens celebriores Galliae et Helvetiae urbes ...

Color: Hand Color

20.3 x 16 inches
51.6 x 40.6 cm
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This rare bird's-eye plan depicts Toulouse situated on both banks of the Garonne River. A key locating 124 important sites is enclosed in the decorative title cartouche at bottom left. The plan emphasizes the layout of the city with buildings, churches, gardens, streets, walls, bridges and fortifications set within the context of the surrounding farms and villages. This plan is from a series of Townbooks published by Jan Jansson after he acquired Braun & Hogenberg's plates of the seminal town view book, Civitates Orbis Terrarum. Jansson updated many of the original plates and added new views including this plan of Toulouse. Latin text on verso.


Condition: B

Lovely original color and a nice impression except for a printer's flaw and crease affecting the map key. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/20/2006