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Auction 138, Lot 561

"Galliae Nova et Accurata Descriptio Vulgo Royaume de France", Anon.

Subject: France

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.3 x 12.8 inches
41.4 x 32.5 cm

This is a reduced version of Frederick de Wit's map of France. The map extends to a portion of Italy and Switzerland and is filled with detail of the topography, cities and towns. It is graced with an elaborate cartouche flanked by a pair of warriors, with armor and weapons below, and topped with lilies representing France. The royal crest is shown at the upper right and ships and galleys sail the seas. Blank verso.

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Condition: B+

Nice strong impression with some minor staining in the left blank margin. Fold on verso has been reinforced.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $130

Closed on 12/7/2011

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