Auction 159, Lot 459

"Diocese de l'Archevesche de Paris Dresse sur les Memoires de Iouvin de Rochefort Tresorier de France", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Paris, France

Period: 1714 (dated)

Publication: Atlas ou Recueil de Cartes Geographiques...

Color: Hand Color

18.9 x 23.1 inches
48 x 58.7 cm

This detailed map depicts the region surrounding Paris, with the Seine, Marne, and Oise Rivers prominently depicted. The archdiocese of Paris is indicated with a octagonal boundary line. The map is filled with hundreds of villages, forests, mills, canals, and more. The four corners are decorated with cartouches, including the title, publisher's imprint, distance scales, and a brief history and description of the archdiocese of Paris, which is noted as having an income of 100,000 pounds.

References: Pastoureau, FER II C [14].

Condition: A

Watermarked paper with original outline color and later color in the cartouches. There is minor toning along the centerfold and one small hole caused by a rust stain just southwest of Paris.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/14/2016