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Auction 180, Lot 460

"Carte des Rivieres de la France Curieusement Recherchee", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: France

Period: 1641 (dated)

Publication: Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde...

Color: Hand Color

20.1 x 16.1 inches
51.1 x 40.9 cm
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This striking map focuses exclusively on the rivers and lakes of France with no additional place names or topographical detail. It delineates the courses of numerous rivers and tributaries and locates crossings as well. There is a decorative title cartouche at bottom left and an additional cartouche with descriptive French text and the publisher's imprint at top right.

References: Pastoureau, Sanson V A [34].

Condition: A

A fine impression with contemporary outline color on a sheet with an elaborate coat of arms watermark. There is minor marginal foxing.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/18/2020