Auction 149, Lot 490

"Duche et Gouvernement de Normandie", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Northern France

Period: 1650 (dated)

Publication: Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde...

Color: Hand Color

20.1 x 15.1 inches
51.1 x 38.4 cm

This map of Normandy extends east to Paris and includes the southern coast of Britain. There is good detail of towns, political divisions, rivers, and forested areas. The map is adorned with a rococo cartouche. Engraved by Robert Cordier.

References: Pastoureau, SANSON V A #37.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with light toning at top and a few minor creases. The margins at top right and left have been professionally extended with old paper to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/21/2014