"Champaigne et Brie", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Northeastern France
Period: 1670 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
17.7 x 15 inches
45 x 38.1 cm
This attractive copper engraving depicts the northeastern part of France from Paris east to Nancy, and from Reims south to Auxerre. The map is filled with tiny villages, churches and forests throughout, and adorned by a decorative title cartouche and distance scale.
Watermarked paper with wide margins, an extraneous crease adjacent to the centerfold, and two tiny pinholes just outside of the left neatline. There are some damp stains confined to the upper and lower blank margins, and a separation along the plate mark at right has been reinforced on verso with old paper. There are remnants of a paper mat in right-hand corners on verso.