Auction 150, Lot 466

"Champaigne et Brie etc.", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Northeastern France

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.6 x 15.8 inches
49.8 x 40.1 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. It is adorned by a decorative title cartouche at top left featuring a dear, farm animals, a woman clutching wheat, and Bacchus. Two putti, one wielding a compass, embellish the distance scale at bottom right.

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Condition: B+

A fine impression with original color and light toning primarily along the platemark.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/17/2014

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