Auction 129, Lot 553

"The Republic of France Divided According to its 103 Departments", Blair, Rev. John

Subject: France

Period: 1793 (circa)

Publication: Tables of Chronology

Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 16.5 inches
57.2 x 41.9 cm

This beautifully engraved, decorative map is hand colored by departments. There is fine detail of towns and villages, rivers, and more. The index names all 103 departments with a numeric key to the map. At left, the northernmost area is shown in an inset on the same scale. Decorative title cartouche and small fleur-dy-lis in the Bay of Biscay.


Condition: A+

Spectacular impression and very fine modern hand coloring. On very fine hand laid paper with large watermark "J. Ruse & Son."

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/23/2009