Auction 145, Lot 517

"Pictaviae Ducatus Descriptio, vulgo le Pais de Poictov", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Western France

Period: 1660 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

20.5 x 14.9 inches
52.1 x 37.8 cm

Fine map of the region that includes the coastline, the cities of Nantes and Rochelle, and the Loire River prominently delineated. Richly ornamented with a banner-style title cartouche, the royal arms, a compass rose, sailing ship and a distance scale topped by a wine barrel and flanked by two adorable putti. French text on verso.


Condition: B+

A nice impression and wide, original margins with light soiling, minor toning along centerfold, and archival repairs to centerfold separations in top and bottom blank margins.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $80

Closed on 6/12/2013