Southern France Lyon Beaujolais Forez 1660's Sanson fine folio antique mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Gouvernemet General du Lyonnois suivant les derniers estats...par le Sr. Sanson d'Abbeville
a Paris, chez Pierre Mariette...
(Southern France, Forez, Beauiolois, Bourbonnois, Auver, La Marche)
Issued Paris, ca. 1660, engraved by J. Somer.
Original outline hand color.
Fine and uncommon antique folio sheet map of Lyonnais region of Southern France.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The photos are a major part of the item description. Please examine them closely, as what you see is what we will send you.
[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].
Map remains well preserved. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling which is visible within the scan. Small staining in side blank margins, edges rough & toned, faint minor fold-line at bottom left, map area itself mostly very clean, free of apparent defects, nicely preserved example.
Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
Great antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Sheet measures c. 18 1/4" H x 23 7/8" W.
Printed area measures c. 15 3/8" H x 20 3/4" W
Original fold line as issued.
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 4, p. 102-104 & p.187 (Somer)