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Auction 190, Lot 420

"Territorium Metense Auctore A.B. Fabert Consule urbis Metensis le Pais Messin", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Northeastern France

Period: 1646 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

19.4 x 15 inches
49.3 x 38.1 cm
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Lovely map of the Metz Region, centered on Metz and the Moselle River Valley. Richly embellished in each corner with coats of arms, distance scales and a garland draped title cartouche. Latin text on verso, published between 1646-57.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #4270:1B.2.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with full contemporary color, light offsetting, a bit of toning and soiling, and an old manuscript notation in brown ink in cartouche attributing the map to Hondius. Paper is thin along centerfold where the backstrap has been removed.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/16/2022