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Description: This fine large hand coloured original antique map of France was engraved by Richard Seale and published in the 1745 edition of Mr Rapins History.
Paul Rapin de Thoiras was a Frenchman responsible for publishing ten elaborate volumes on the History of England Histoire D’ Angleterre published between 1724-27. In 1745 his work was translated and updated byNicholas Tindal and called “Tindal’s Continuation of Mr. Rapin’s History of England”. Included with the English edition of Rapins work was an atlas containing 45 maps, battle plans and town plans of the Spanish War of Succession (1701-13) engraved by Richard William Seale and John Basire. Richard William Seale was an engraver and publisher from London responsible for publishing a number of fine and detailed maps of the continents between 1744-47. (Ref Tooley M&B)
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy & stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: - Early Colors used: - Pink, yellow, green General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 20 1/2in x 16 1/2in (520mm x 420mm) Plate size: - 19in x 15 1/4in (480mm x 390mm) Margins: - Min 1/2in (15mm) Imperfections: Margins: - None Plate area: - Folds as issued Verso: - None