Auction 154, Lot 485

"L'Isle de France, Parisiesis Agri Descriptio. Auctore F. Guilloterio Biturigi", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Northern France

Period: 1619 (circa)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

18.4 x 13.1 inches
46.7 x 33.3 cm

This is a detailed map of the region with Paris and Vincennes attributed to Francois de la Guillotiere. It is beautifully engraved with forests, cities, villages and rivers with the compounds at Vincennes and Madril prominently shown. There is a strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles and surrounded in a bold interlocking border. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #4300:1A.1.

Condition: B+

Full original color on watermarked paper with light toning and a couple of spots of foxing.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/16/2015