Auction 134, Lot 468

"Le Gouvernement General du Dauphine Divise en Haut et Bas…", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: France

Period: 1690 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.5 x 19.5 inches
59.7 x 49.5 cm

This detailed regional map covers the Rhone-Alpes region. It is centered on Grenoble, with Lyon at the top left, and the Piedmont border at right. Fortified cities, small towns, monasteries, roads and canals fill the landscape along with topographical depictions of hills, mountains and forests. The title cartouche is displayed on a banner held by Diana, the goddess of hunting, and putti. The key and scale of miles cartouche feature the coat of arms and putti gathering the agricultural riches of the region.

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Condition: B+

Nice impression and original color with slight oxidation of the green and some bleed through to verso of the pink. A 1" fold separation at top is closed with archival tape on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $140

Closed on 12/1/2010

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