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DU VAL, Pierre. [17th century miniature map of Savoy]
Savoie. Paris, 1682. Original outline colour. 100 x 125mm.
A miniature map of the Savoy region marking its topography and main towns and cities. Published in Du Val's 'Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 10782]    £100.00 ($129 • €116 rates)


HOOGHE, Romeyn de. [A fine prospect of the Savoyard fortress of Montmélian]
Arx et Oppidum Montismeliani. Amsterdam: Jan Blaeu, c.1682. Etching, 470 x 585mm. Bottom corners remargined without loss of engraved area.
A prospect of Montmélian, a fortress guarding the stategic bridge over the Isère River, with an inset plan of the walls. In 1643 the writer Elie Brockenhoffer wrote: 'This is a beautiful fortress: the interior is spacious and well designed. [The walls] are thick and strong, fitted here and there with large bunkers. The lower or bottom box part is separated from the top and closed by a gate and a drawbridge that rises every night. The central part includes attics, cellars, stables, flashpoints, well and chapel, housing for the commander and the soldiers, who number 450, including 50 officers. The fort is well equipped with large and beautiful pieces of artillery'. Caught between France and Italy, Savoy suffered frequently: in 1690, during the Nine Years' War, Louis XIV invaded and captured Montmélian after a short siege, destroying the fortifications shown here. This plate was etched by Romeyn de Hoogue in 1675 and published in Jan Blaeu's Townbook of Savoy in 1682. A Dutch Old Master Etcher, de Hooghe is famous for the quality of his work, particularly the spectacular sea charts for Mortier's 'Atlas Maritime'. Here its quality is particularly apparent in the cartouche around the plan and key.
[Ref: 14678]    £700.00 ($905 • €812 rates)


Nolin, Jean Baptiste. [Uncommon map of Limoges]
Le Diocese de Limoges... Paris, Nolin, 1689. Original colour. 495 x 540mm. Narrow margins top and bottom due to the size of the map. Some restoration with mss. fill.
Large map of Limoges, originally folded along the bottom to fit into the atlas.
[Ref: 11450]    £350.00 ($452 • €406 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [A majestic two-sheet map of France]
La Francia Antica, e Moderna... Venice, c.1692. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 615 x 890mm.
A beautiful antique map of France, decorated with a large title cartouche and 31 armorials.
[Ref: 7403]    £1,200.00 ($1,551 • €1,392 rates)


MULLER, Johann Ulrich. [Uncommon miniature map of France]
Gallia Vetus. Ulm, 1692. 70 x 80mm, set in text.
Charming miniature map, with a letterpress text in German.
[Ref: 8927]    £80.00 ($103 • €93 rates)


MOLL, Herman. [17th Century English map of France]
France. London, Swale & Child, 1695. 180 x 185mm, set in text.
Published in the 'Thesaurus Geographicus'.
[Ref: 8855]    £80.00 ($103 • €93 rates)


DANCKERTS, Cornelis. [Antique map of Champagne]
Comté et Gouvernment Generale de Champagne... Amsterdam, 1698. Original colour. 590 x 510mm. Trimmed to printed border at top (due to the size of the map), re-margined.
A large and detailed map of the French wine region of Champagne, with a decorative title cartouche featuring grapes. An inset shows the area around Paris.
[Ref: 10342]    £220.00 ($284 • €255 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [Map of Gaul]
Galliæ Veteris Typus. Amsterdam, c.1700. 385 x 490mm.
Roman France, divided into Provinces, marking the various tribes.
[Ref: 8298]    £220.00 ($284 • €255 rates)


VALK, Gerard & Leonard. [Early 18th century map of Normandy in fine colour]
Normannia Ducatus, tum Superior ad Ortum, tum Inferior ad aceasum... Amsterdam, c.1700. Bright original colour. 490 x 600mm. A very fine example printed on heavy paper.
A detailed map of Normandy is stong original body colour, also showing Jersey.
[Ref: 15399]    £400.00 ($517 • €464 rates)


WELLS, Edward. [An English map of France]
A New Map Of Ancient Gaul Or Gallia Transalpina Shewing The Divisions... Oxford, 1700. Coloured. 370 x 500mm.
Engraved by Robert Spofforth and published for " A new sett of maps both of antient and present geography". This map was one of a set of 22 maps dedicated to William, Duke of Glouchester, who was then an 11 year old student at Oxford. Showing Roman France as divided by Augustus Caesar in its entirety and marking and categorising all the main settlements and geographical features. With an inset of France as it was divided during the reign of Julius Caesar.
[Ref: 10558]    £250.00 ($323 • €290 rates)


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