France rare map by Tirion c.1745 large antique fine large hand color mapBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
Nieuwe Kaart van Frankryk
Issued c.1740's, Amsterdam by Isaak Tirion
Interesting original antique engraved map with original hand color.
I n Poor condition.
An uncommon old Dutch map which has been heavily consulted and handled, somewhat inexpertly repaired long ago down the centerfold using period paper, early manuscript underlinings of department names in ink, some small staining scattered, etc.
Overall surface- minor light surface age wear, light uniform age toning as typical, scattered small light foxing, some wrinkling and small edge splits, light small staining---overall the image remains fairly clean and still curiously visually attractive. [note: we grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws].
The printed area remains visually pleasing, still an interesting large format antique map worthy of framing for display.
Any minor defects along the sheet edges and in the margins may be seen in the photos.
Sheet measures c. 18 7/8" W x 15 7/8" H.
Engraved area measures c. 14 3/4" W x 12 7/8" H.
Original fold line as issued.
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 4, p. 279*