Auction 121, Lot 541

"Provincia Gallis la Provence, Dicta Determinata in Omnes suas Praefecturas cum Terris Consinibus et Alluentib. Maris Mediterranei partibus…", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: France, Provence

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 20 inches
58.4 x 50.8 cm

Stunning map of Provence filled with boldly engraved detail. The coastal area from the mouth of the Rhone along to Marseille and Monaco is clearly described, as is the country including Avignon and the route of the Durance River. Two extravagant cartouches balance the bottom: the one on the left features the title and the coats of arms of the region, with Hercules and a Roman soldier; the one on the right features a landscape showing Justice directing avenging angels, including the Angel of Death above a field scattered with the dead, while Gaia weeps over the sad scene.

References:

Condition: B+

Printed on a strong sheet with original color. There is a printer's crease on the left side of the map, and a small rust spot near the mouth of the Rhone.

Estimate: $300 - $550

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/26/2007

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