Auction 122, Lot 529

"Galliae seu Franciae Tabula", Visscher, Nicolas

Subject: France

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22 x 18.3 inches
55.9 x 46.5 cm

A strongly engraved map of France that extends to a portion of Italy and Switzerland with a bit of England and Wales at the top of the map. It is filled with detail of towns, roads and topography, and a trio of ships sail in the northern waters. A spectacular cartouche is surrounded by a female allegory of France, Mercury and Neptune. The royal crest of France is supported by charming putti at the upper right. A very engaging map.

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Condition: B+

Velvety impression on a sheet with a repair on the verso of the lower centerfold. Lower margin with light stain that just enters the map.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/5/2007

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