Auction 125, Lot 564

"Gallia Postarum geographice designata…", Homann Heirs

Subject: France

Period: 1745 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.2 x 20 inches
56.4 x 50.8 cm

This is an extremely detailed map showing all the postal routes and offices throughout France. The map was originally drawn in 1738 by Jaillot and updated here by the Homann firm. The large decorative title cartouche includes two postmen galloping on their trusty steeds. An additional title is in the top margin: Carte generale des Postes de France avec les Postes de Communication en Flandre, Haynaut, Artois, Alsace, Lombardie &c…

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Condition: B+

Original outline color. Two short tears that just enter the bottom border are professionally repaired and the margin is reinforced with tissue on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/24/2008

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