Auction 140, Lot 547

"Comitatus Burgundiae tam in Primarias ejus Praefecturas quam in Minores…", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Eastern France

Period: 1716 (published)

Publication: Grosser Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
18.9 x 22.4 inches
48 x 56.9 cm

A beautiful map of the Burgundy area, known for its production of wine, fully engraved with mountains, forests and fortifications. The map extends to show Geneva and includes a legend at bottom. The large, decorative title cartouche features a Queen supporting the Royal coat of arms of France, putti engaged in wine-making, and a river god spilling a vessel of water to symbolize the rivers of the region.

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Condition: B+

Original color on watermarked paper with printer's creases in top corners, light printer's ink residue, an extraneous crease at left center, and a few small spots.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/23/2012

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