Auction 117, Lot 537

"Carte particuliere des Environs d'Abbeville, Montreuil, avec les Embouchures des Rivierres de Somme d'Autie et de la Canche", Crepy, (Family)

Subject: France

Period: 1744 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
27.5 x 19 inches
69.9 x 48.3 cm

This is a rare, large-scale map of Baie de la Somme and the fortifications in the vicinity including Abbeville, Montreuil and Eu. The map is filled with minute detail of roads, forests, marshes, dunes and even the tiniest villages. The sea is filled with an array of various ships and boats. The wind compass is one of the most unusual and elaborate we have ever seen with angels representing Boreas, Eurus, Auster and Zephirus and incorporating the North Star, Ursa Minor and the zodiac.

References:

Condition: A

Damp stains and candle wax in blank margins.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/6/2006

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