"Isle de France, Champagne, Lorraine &c", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Northern France
Period: 1679 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
23.1 x 14.6 inches
58.7 x 37.1 cm
This map focuses on the Ile-de-France, Champagne-Ardenne, and Lorraine regions in northern France, extending a bit into Picardie as well. Cities and villages fill the map, with Paris, Reims, Troyes, and Metz prominently depicted. The map is adorned with a decorative cartouche featuring a putto. Engraved by R. Cordier. This is the second state, dated 1679.
A clean and bright example on watermarked paper with original outline color and later color in the cartouche.