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Auction 189, Lot 438

"France Revised and Augmented, the Attires of the French and Situations of Their Cheifest Cityes...", Speed, John

Subject: France

Period: 1676 (circa)

Publication: A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World…

Color: Hand Color

20.4 x 15.8 inches
51.8 x 40.1 cm
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This attractive copper engraved carte-a-figures map covers France in great detail. Ten figures flank the left and right side of the map showing the King, Queen, a merchant, a lawyer and a farmer to name a few. Above the map are eight town plans including Paris, Orleans and Bordeaux. Imprint of Bassett and Chiswell in the title cartouche. English text on verso.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.SPE-1j.

Condition: B+

On watermarked paper with a Strasbourg bend watermark. There is light offsetting along the centerfold and a few tiny holes only visible when held to light. Several centerfold separations as well as an edge tear at bottom have all been archivally repaired on verso.

Estimate: $950 - $1,200

Sold for: $700

Closed on 9/14/2022