Auction 122, Lot 530

"Le Gouvernement General du Dauphine Divise en Haut et Bas…", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: France

Period: 1690 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.5 x 19.5 inches
59.7 x 49.5 cm

This detailed regional map covers the Rhone-Alpes region. It is centered on Grenoble, with Lyon at the top left, and the Piedmont border at right. Fortified cities, small towns, monasteries, roads and canals fill the landscape along with topographical depictions of hills, mountains and forests. The title cartouche is displayed on a banner held by Diana and putti, and the key and scale of miles cartouche is surrounded by putti gathering the agricultural riches of the area.

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Condition: A

A good impression with original color. The margins have a few short tears, with one chip in the upper margin.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $140

Closed on 12/5/2007

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