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Auction 153, Lot 487

"Galliae Nova et Accurata Descriptio Vulgo Royaume de France", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: France

Period: 1655 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

15.8 x 12.6 inches
40.1 x 32 cm

This is a reduced version of Jan Jansson's map of France. The map extends to a portion of Italy and Switzerland and is filled with detail of the topography, cities, and towns. It is graced with an elaborate cartouche flanked by a pair of armed and armored warriors, topped with lilies representing France. The royal crest is shown at the upper right and ships and galleys sail the seas.


Condition: A

Issued folding on watermarked paper with a few faint spots and remnants of hinge tape on verso. There is marginal toning and a few small worm holes in the top blank margin.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $140

Closed on 5/20/2015