Auction 129, Lot 541

"La Bretagne Divisee en ses Neuf Evesches qui Font Aussi l'Esiendue des Receptes Generalite de Nantes", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: France

Period: 1660 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 18.5 inches
57.2 x 47 cm

This is Sanson's scarce map of Brittany that was later copied by Jaillot. The map shows the nine bishoprics and extends to include Île d'Oléron and La Rochelle. Beautifully engraved detail depicts the mountains, forests, marshes, and roads. It is adorned with a fine, allegorical title cartouche topped with the royal French arms. The Sanson map is rarely seen on the market.

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Condition: B+

Lovely original color with a few tiny spots on the centerfold and some faint offsetting. There are stains in margins, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/23/2009

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