"La Lorraine, qui comprend les Duches de Lorraine et de Bar, et les Balliages des Evesches et des Villes de Metz, Toul, et Verdun", Sanson/Jaillot
Period: 1692 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
34.5 x 21.5 inches
87.6 x 54.6 cm
A large and handsome map of the region of Lorraine on two sheets. Nancy is located in about the center of the map, and the Meuse and Rhine river valleys are well delineated. The topography is noted in a charming pictorial fashion, with tiny trees and cities dotting the map. The title is surrounded by hunters with rifles, dogs, stags, and a boar, all perched on the rococo cartouche.
The sheets have a small amount of loss on the facing edges where they would have joined. There is some irregular toning and some faint damp stain. The lower margin is chipped, not affecting the map. Still an attractive map that would display well.