Auction 159, Lot 448

"The Republic of France Divided According to Its 103 Departments", Blair, Rev. John

Subject: France

Period: 1793 (circa)

Publication: Chronology and History of the World

Color: Black & White

22.4 x 16.5 inches
56.9 x 41.9 cm

This beautifully engraved, decorative map shows the departments of France. There is fine detail of towns and villages, rivers, and more. The index names all 103 departments with a numeric key to the map at bottom. At left, the northernmost area is shown in an inset on the same scale. Decorative title cartouche and small fleur-de-lis in the Bay of Biscay. Engraved by Thomas Kitchin.


Condition: B+

On a watermarked sheet with a small damp stain along the centerfold at bottom and the folds at top left and top right. There are a few fold separations, one of which enters the map image at top right.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 9/14/2016