Auction 132, Lot 473

"Comte et Gouvernement General de Provence…", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: France

Period: 1710 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Maior

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.4 x 19 inches
59.4 x 48.3 cm

This large decorative map provides excellent detail throughout Provence. These details are keyed to an extensive legend that includes roads, fortresses, abbeys, cloisters, castles, universities, courthouses, ports, five different sizes for towns, and much more. The beautiful title cartouche is enclosed in a garland with two putti flanking the royal arms and a river god at the base representing the great Rhone River. This is from Pierre Mortier's re-issue of De Wit's great atlas.

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Condition: A

Strong impression with superb original color. Slight staining in margins, barely affecting the borders at lower sides. There is a signed withdrawn library stamp on verso.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $230

Closed on 6/2/2010

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