Auction 124, Lot 476

"Carte du Royaume de France ou sont Tracees Exactement les Routes des Postes", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles

Subject: France

Period: 1762 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

20 x 18.5 inches
50.8 x 47 cm

An attractive map of France showing the postal routes throughout the country. The cities on the mail routes are marked with a tiny circle. The decorative cartouche shows a landscape scene in which a postal worker and his mail-laden horse prepare to ascend to a remote monastery.

References: Pedley #86.

Condition: A

A good impression with attractive color. There is a very faint crease in the left side of the map. The centerfold has been reinforced on the verso with tissue.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $350

Closed on 5/7/2008