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Auction 118, Lot 625

"Champagne Comitatus Campania", Jansson

Subject: France

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.2 x 14.5 inches
48.8 x 36.8 cm

An attractive map of the Champagne region of France. Filled with hundreds of villages, forests, and rivers, it locates the cities of Chalons, Reims, Vitry-le-Francois, Sainte Menehould, and more. Finely engraved with minute detail and embellished with a bold title cartouche with two distance scales below and a coats of arms above. At lower left is a fine regional heraldic cartouche.

References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) 4200:1A

Condition: B

Good impression and lovely coloring. On a full sheet of hand laid paper with very wide margins. In lower margin is a small section aligned with centerfold that is missing with period paper laid in just to the border. A short split extends above this repair in to the map about one inch, closed and repaired on verso. Lightly toned along centerfold.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/6/2007