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Auction 138, Lot 553

"L'Isle de France, Parisiesis Agri Descriptio", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: France

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 13.3 inches
47 x 33.8 cm

This is a detailed map of the region with Paris and Vincennes attributed to Francois de la Guillotiere. It is beautifully engraved with forests, cities, villages and rivers with the compounds at Vincennes and Madril prominently shown. There is a strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles and surrounded in a bold interlocking border. French text on verso.


Condition: B+

There is a small tear near the centerfold and a small centerfold separation in the lower blank margin that have been repaired on verso with archival tape. Light occasional creasing.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 12/7/2011