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JANSSON, Jan. [Lorraine]
Lotharingia Ducatus Nova Descriptio. Amsterdam: Heirs of Jan Jansson, 1666, Latin text. Original colour. 420 x 550mm.
Lorraine, orientated with north to the left, with a title cartouches featuring grape vines. Published in the 'Atlas Contractus', a two-volume atlas, published two years after Jansson's death by his son-in-law, Jan Jansson van Waesbergen. KOEMAN: Me 184 & 185.
[Ref: 8387]    £220.00 ($296 • €250 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [Isle de France]
Le Govvernement de L'Isle de France par Damien de Templeux Escuyer S.r de Fressoy. Amsterdam: Heirs of Jan Jansson, 1666, Latin text. Original colour. 410 x 510mm. Splits in centrefold margins repaired.
The environs of Paris. Published in the 'Atlas Contractus', a two-volume atlas, published two years after Jansson's death by his son-in-law, Jan Jansson van Waesbergen. KOEMAN: Me 184 & 185.
[Ref: 8390]    £300.00 ($404 • €341 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [Guyenne]
Description de Guienne. Amsterdam: Heirs of Jan Jansson, 1666, Latin text. Original colour. 390 x 525mm.
Guyenne, orientated with north to the left, with decorative cartouches for the title and scale. Published in the 'Atlas Contractus', a two-volume atlas, published two years after Jansson's death by his son-in-law, Jan Jansson van Waesbergen. KOEMAN: Me 184 & 185.
[Ref: 8391]    £240.00 ($323 • €273 rates)


Anonymous. [A scarce bird's-eye view of Paris]
Parys. German, c.1680. Coloured. 250 x 350mm.
An unusual prospect of Paris in the 17th Century, based on Merian's view, with the title on a banderol, three armorials, texts in Latin and German and a 56-point key.
[Ref: 11573]    £1,200.00 ($1,614 • €1,363 rates)


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 ($135 • €114 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 ($942 • €795 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Miniature view of Paris in the 17th century]
Paris. Paris, 1683, uncoloured. 150 x 115mm.
A lovely view of Paris, published in the 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 15755]    £150.00 ($202 • €170 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 ($471 • €398 rates)


CANTELLI DA VIGNOLA, Giacomo. [Map of the Eastern Pyrenees]
La contea di Rossilione diuisa nella vicaria de Perpignano, e Subuicaria di Valspir, e nella Vicaria de Villa Franca di Conflent, e subicaria de Capsir che appartiene alla Francia e la contea di Cerdagna. Rome: De Rossi, 1690. Coloured. 410 x 580mm.
Map showing the county of Roussillion, one of the historical counties of the former Principality of Catalonia, corresponding roughly to the present-day southern French département of Pyrénées-Orientales (Eastern Pyrenees).
[Ref: 13426]    £400.00 ($538 • €454 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. Carte Generale De Toutes Les Costes De France... Paris, 1690, coloured, 400 x 455mm
An unusual map of France showing only its coasts and coastal cities and towns. With numerous decorative details such as sailing ships and whales and a superb baroque title catouche in the form of a grotesque. Produced as an illustrated index for de Fer's atlas "Les Costes De France", with the coast divided into squares each showing its respective map number. PASTOREAU Fer VIII A (2)
[Ref: 10389]    £300.00 ($404 • €341 rates)


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