Auction 130, Lot 495

"Galliae, Nova et Accurata Descriptio Vulgo Royaume de France", Jansson, Jan

Subject: France

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22 x 17.6 inches
55.9 x 44.7 cm

This map of France extends to a portion of Italy and Switzerland and is filled with detail of the topography, cities and towns. It is graced with an elaborate cartouche flanked by a pair of warriors, with armor and weapons below, and topped with lilies representing France. The royal crest is shown at the upper right and ships and galleys sail the seas. Latin text on verso.

References:

Condition: B+

Minor damp stains in margins and faint toning along the centerfold. Remnants of mounting hinges on verso.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/2/2009

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