Auction 140, Lot 545

"Gouvernement General de Bretagne. Sive Ducatus Britanniae Minoris Superioris et Inferioris cum Insulis Circumjacentibus in IX Episcopatus suos Subdivisus", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: Western France

Period: 1745 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.8 x 19.3 inches
57.9 x 49 cm

This detailed map of Brittany is divided into provinces, and depicts towns of various sizes, roads, and topographical details. The elaborate title cartouche features Neptune, Mercury, numerous animals, and the Royal coat of arms. A legend is encased in a baroque-style cartouche at top left, with the coat of arms of Brittany and three sailing ships. Engraved by Tobias Conrad Lotter.

References:

Condition: B+

Original color with light toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/23/2012

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