"Le Gouvernement General du Dauphine Divise en Haut et Bas…", Wit, Frederick de
Period: 1690 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
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.
A good impression with original color. The margins have a few short tears, with one chip in the upper margin.