Lot 398 of 522:
carte-a-figures map of France by John Speed  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
France, revised and augmented, the attires of the French and situations of their chieftest cityes observed by John Speede
Author:
Speed, John
Place:
London
Publisher:
Thomas Bassett & Richard Chiswell
Date:
1676
Description:

Copper-engraved map, hand-colored (later), flanked by 5 engravings on either side of men and women in costume, and with 8 small city views at top. 40.2x52.1 cm. (15¾x20½").

Striking carte-a-figures map of France and displaying the various regions. Ten figures flank the left and right side of the map showing the King, Queen, merchant, lawyer and a farmer, among others. Above the map are eight town plans including Paris, Orleans and Bordeaux. The figures and town views are not colored, though their borders are. English text on verso.    

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Chips and short tears in margins, a few extending slightly into image; repairs and mounting tape remnants on verso; about very good.
 
Item number:
304417b
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