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Auction 180, Lot 757


"[Lot of 3 - French City Seals]",

Subject: Heraldry - French Cities

Period: 1845 (circa)

Publication: Histoire des Villes de France

Color: Printed Color

4.7 x 7.7 inches
11.9 x 19.6 cm

A nice set of three sheets presenting a total of 36 city seals including Le Mans, Orleans, Dijon, Lyon, Grenoble, and Avignon to name a few. Engraved by H. Breviere and printed by Ernest Meyer. Published in Aristide Guilbert's Histoire des Villes de France, a comprehensive history that was issued in six volumes from 1844-48.


Condition: B+

Mostly clean and bright. There is some light scattered foxing mostly in the margins of the second sheet, and a couple of chips in the bottom blank margin of the third sheet.

Estimate: $40 - $50

Sold for: $150

Closed on 11/18/2020