Auction 98, Lot 305

"Marseille", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Subject: France

Period: 1840 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

15.6 x 12.5 inches
39.6 x 31.8 cm

Finely engraved plan of the city. The important harbor is guarded by the walled fortresses of Citadel St. Nicolas and Fort St. Jean. Includes details of a planned inland waterway or canal with docks. Legend shows a remarkable increase of over 25% in the city's population between 1827 and 1837.


Condition: B

Some surface soiling along edges and a water stain just into map at upper left.

Estimate: $40 - $50

Sold for: $0

Closed on 3/6/2002