Auction 134, Lot 473

"Praefectura Generalis & Comitatus Provinciae una cum Terris adjacentibus in suas Dioeceses & Praeturas subdivisus", Homann Heirs

Subject: Provence, France

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.8 x 18.5 inches
60.5 x 47 cm

Beautifully and strongly engraved map of Provence that extends from the Rhone River on the west to Nice. Locates Avignon, San Tropez, Cannes, Orange, Villeneuve, Marseille, Remolin, and many more. The decorative monument-style title cartouche contains an amazing 40 coats of arms. The second cartouche contains an extensive legend and three distance scales. Along the top is a second title: "Le Comte et Gouvernement de Provence." Blank verso.

References:

Condition: B

Very dark, bold impression and original color. On sound paper that was previously framed leaving behind mounting paper on verso at edges and overall toning in image from the framing. The centerfold backstrap protected this region from toning resulting in a lighter area.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $125

Closed on 12/1/2010

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