Auction 153, Lot 485

"Galliae Regionis Nova Descriptio", Munster, Sebastian

Subject: France

Period: 1552 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographiae Universalis…

Color: Hand Color

13.5 x 10 inches
34.3 x 25.4 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. Latin text on verso.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #155-5.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with attractive color and original margins. There is very minor soiling, two tiny holes only visible when held to light, and a centerfold separation in bottom blank margin that has been closed on verso with old paper. There is a light damp stain in bottom corners of sheet, not affecting map.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $210

Closed on 5/20/2015