Auction 90, Lot 225

"Comitatus sive Liberae Burgundiae Nova Tablula Vulgo dicta La Franche Comte…",

Subject: France

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 17.2 inches
57.2 x 43.7 cm

Beautiful map of this important wine region centered on Besancon. North is oriented to the right on the map. Also includes Geneva, Switzerland. Extremely detailed with even the tiniest of villages. Large title cartouche surrounded by people, cherubs, and animals, and a distance scale featuring two little cherubs harvesting a vineyard. Coat of arms in upper left. A fine decorative map in full original color. Short split in bottom margin, well outside image.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 3/15/2000

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