Auction 119, Lot 567

"Artesia Comitatus - Artois", Jansson, Jan

Subject: France

Period: 1642 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

References:

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

Sold for: $120

Closed on 5/9/2007

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