Auction 125, Lot 567

"Les Gouvernemens de l'Isle de France, et de Champagne…", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: France

Period: 1771 (dated)

Publication: Atlas General Methodique et Elementaire

Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 14.5 inches
54.6 x 36.8 cm

A very decorative map of the region around Paris and the famous Champagne region. Surrounding departments and towns include Paris, Rheims, Nemours, Troyes, Auxerre, Langres, Chaalons, and more. The map is flanked by two columns of French text laid down on separate paper, as was the practice with this series of maps. The sheet is embellished by a wide rococo-style frame with a military theme. The map (13.8 x 9.7") and decorative border were printed from two separate plates and assembled with the text for this beautiful atlas. Map is colored; cartouche and decorative border are uncolored as issued.


Condition: A

Original coloring and full margins. A little soiling or toning in blank margins and one ink smear at lower right of map. Small split along centerfold at bottom as is common for this issue.

Estimate: $120 - $140

Sold for: $65

Closed on 9/24/2008