Auction 130, Lot 494

"[Lot of 2] Champagne Comitatus Campania [and] Diocese de Rheims, et le Pais de Rethel. Por Iean Iubrien Chalonnois", Jansson, Jan

Subject: France

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

See Description

The first is an attractive map of the Champagne region of France. Filled with hundreds of villages, forests, and rivers, the map locates the cities of Chalons, Reims, Vitry-le-Francois, Sainte Menehould, and more. Reims being the headquarters of several of the principal champagne houses. Finely engraved with minute detail and embellished with a bold title cartouche with two distance scales below and a coats of arms above. At lower left is a fine regional heraldic cartouche. (19.5 x 14.7")

The latter map is centered on the towns of Reims and Rethel with nice detail of the surrounding villages, towns and forests. The decorative title cartouche is embellished with putti and an attribution to the French surveyor Jean Jubrien (1569-1641). Further decorated with two coats of arms, more putti and a surveyor figure on the distance scale. German text on verso. (19.8 x 15.3") A great pair of matching maps detailing the famous Champagne regions of France.


Condition: A

Both with beautiful, dark impressions, wide margins and fine paper. Both are fine less some professional repair to centerfold.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/2/2009