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Auction 138, Lot 558

"France, Revised and Augmented, the Attires of the French and Situations of Their Chieftest Cityes Observed by John Speed", Speed, John

Subject: France

Period: 1676 (circa)

Publication: A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.5 x 15.8 inches
52.1 x 40.1 cm

This lovely copper engraved carte-a-figures map covers France and displays the various regions in lovely outline color. Ten figures flank the left and right side of the map showing the King, Queen, merchant, lawyer and a farmer to name a few. Above the map are eight town plans including Paris, Orleans and Bordeaux. Imprint of Richard Chiswell in St. Paul’s Church yard and Thomas Bassett in Fleetstreet. English text on verso.

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Condition: B

Nice dark impression and bright later color. There are a few tiny stains and some minor soiling.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $850

Closed on 12/7/2011

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