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Auction 164, Lot 515

"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.


Condition: A

A clean and bright example on watermarked paper with original outline color and later color in the cartouche.

Estimate: $200 - $230


Closed on 9/13/2017