Auction 142, Lot 474

"[Lot of 3] Chalons Sur Saone [and] Doullans [and] La Fere", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: Northern and Eastern France

Period: 1656 (circa)

Publication: Topographia Galliae…

Color: Black & White

Size:
11.3 x 7.5 inches
28.7 x 19.1 cm

Merian's Topographia Galliae… was the most comprehensive illustrated guide to France's cities, towns, and buildings in the 17th century. These three engravings depict bird's-eye views of the fortifications at Chalons-Sur-Saone, Doullens and La Fere. Size varies slightly.

A. Chalons Sur Soane. In Burgundy in eastern France. Condition: (A)
B. Doullans. In Picardie in northern France. Condition: Watermarked paper with light printer's ink residue and a damp stain that enters neatline at bottom. Condition: (B+)
C. La Fere. In Picardie in northern France. Condition: A couple of unobtrusive spots, with light toning and damp stains confined to blank margins. Condition: (B+)

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Condition:

See description above.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $60

Closed on 11/28/2012

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