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Auction 185, Lot 497

"Gallia Vetus in Partes II, Regiones IV, Provincias XVII, et Populos c...", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: France

Period: 1658 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

21.4 x 17.3 inches
54.4 x 43.9 cm
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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 [204].

Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $190 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 11/17/2021