"Gallia Vetus in Partes II, Regiones IV, Provincias XVII, et Populos c...", Sanson/Mariette
Period: 1658 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
21.4 x 17.3 inches
54.4 x 43.9 cm
This map of ancient France is filled with classical place names, cities, and the extensive river system. Embellished with an allegorical title cartouche featuring Hercules, Mercury, a lion, and putti. Dated 1658 but published in 1667.
References: Pastoureau, SANSON V D .
A sharp impression with contemporary outline color and later color in the cartouche, on a bright sheet with a large coat of arms watermark. There are a few minor extraneous creases adjacent to the centerfold and marginal soiling.