Auction 123, Lot 529

"Galliae, Nova et Accurata Descriptio Vulgo Royaume de France", Jansson, Jan

Subject: France

Period: 1656 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22 x 17.6 inches
55.9 x 44.7 cm

A strongly engraved map of France that extends to a portion of Italy and Switzerland. The map is filled with detail of the topography, cities and towns. It is graced with an elaborate cartouche flanked by a pair of warriors, with armor and weapons below, and topped with lilies, representing France. The royal crest is shown at the upper right.

References:

Condition: B+

The centerfold has been professionally reinforced, along with some short marginal tears using the leaf-casting method. There is a little toning on the centerfold.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $275

Closed on 2/20/2008

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