Auction 151, Lot 501

"Das Gantz Franckreich/ so vor Zeiten Gallia Narbonensis, Lugdunensis/ Belgica und Celtica ist Genent Worden", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: France

Period: 1570 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographey oder Beschreibung Aller Lander…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.5 x 9.9 inches
34.3 x 25.1 cm

This handsome woodblock map of France includes a panel giving the names and principal cities of the various regions. The land is graphically engraved with mountains, rivers and forests. A coat of arms with a fleur-de-lis decorates the map. German text and a decorative woodblock engraving on verso.

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Condition: B+

A nice impression with attractive color and some bleeding of color on verso. There are some areas of paper weakness confined to the blank margins, resulting in a few short tears, and a faint damp stain in top blank margin.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $250

Closed on 11/19/2014

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