Auction 146, Lot 491

"[Lot of 2] Champagne Comitatus Campania [and] Diocese de Rheims, et le Pais de Rethel. Por Iean Iubrien Chalonnois", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Northern France

Period: 1640 (circa)

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Color: Hand Color

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A great pair of matching maps detailing the famous Champagne region of France, with German text on verso. The first is an attractive map of the Champagne region of France. Filled with hundreds of villages, forests, and rivers, the map locates the cities of Chalons, Reims, Vitry-le-Francois and Sainte Menehould. Finely engraved with minute detail and embellished with a bold title cartouche with two distance scales below and a coats of arms above. At lower left is a fine regional heraldic cartouche. (19.5 x 14.7")

The latter map is centered on the towns of Reims and Rethel with nice detail of the surrounding villages, towns and forests. The decorative title cartouche is embellished with putti and an attribution to the French surveyor Jean Jubrien (1569-1641). Further decorated with two coats of arms, more putti and a surveyor figure on the distance scale. (19.8 x 15.3")

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Condition: A

Both with beautiful, dark impressions, wide margins and fine paper. The Reims map has a tiny hole near centerfold in image that has been professionally repaired, along with a few small holes in blank margins that have also been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/4/2013

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