Auction 140, Lot 537

"Comte et Gouvernement General de Provence…", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Southern France

Period: 1690 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23.3 x 19 inches
59.2 x 48.3 cm

This large decorative map provides excellent detail throughout Provence. These details are keyed to an extensive legend that includes roads, fortresses, abbeys, cloisters, castles, universities, courthouses, ports, five different sizes for towns, and much more. The beautiful title cartouche is enclosed in a garland with two cherubs flanking the royal arms and a river god at the base representing the great Rhone River.


Condition: B

A strong impression with bold original color and cracks caused by the oxidation of the green pigment, which have been closed on verso with Japanese tissue.

Estimate: $350 - $425


Closed on 5/23/2012