Auction 146, Lot 511

"Gouvernement General de Normandie Divise en ses Sept Bailiages de Coutances, Caen, Caux, Rouen, Evreux, Gisors, et Alencon", Robert de Vaugondy, Gilles

Subject: Normandy, France

Period: 1751 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.6 x 18.9 inches
57.4 x 48 cm

Finely engraved map showing all of the Normandy coast and well inland with detail of hundreds of villages, towns, and roads. The political divisions are based on the manuscripts of Sanson. The map is decorated with a title cartouche in the rococo style. This is the first state, prior to the addition of an inset of the Channel Islands. It was published in 1757 as part of the first edition.

References: Pedley #101.

Condition: B+

Fine original outline color, a sharp impression, and wide original margins with a couple minor spots and soft creases.

Estimate: $140 - $200

Unsold

Closed on 9/4/2013

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