Antique Map of France from 1783 Rare Folding Map
Antique Map of France from 1783 Rare Folding Map

Antique Map of France from 1783 Rare Folding Map

Antique Map of France from 1783 Rare Folding Map

Antique Map of France from 1783 Rare Folding Map

Antique Map of France from 1783 Rare Folding Map

FRENCH VINTAGE LINENS AND ANTIQUES. Where You Will Find Beautiful and Unusual Vintage Linens & Apparel and Antiques from France. Antique Map of France from 1783 Rare Folding Map. Antique French Folding Map from 1783. This is an exceptionally rare map printed in 1783 by’Esnauts et Rapilly’ of Coutances, French printers of maps and high fashion plates as well! With research we have found other examples of maps of this folding type made by this company. There are maps of Paris of a similar date and even some of the Americas from the Revolutionary period, but we did not find another example of this particular map, with this date. Evidently another map of this same format was printed by this company but dated 1787. This map which measures 31 1/2 inches (80cm) by 21 1/4 inches (54cm). It has been divided into 24 sections which were attached to a heavy linen backing to allow the map to fold without damaging the actual paper map. When the map is fully folded it measures approx. 4 inches (10cm) by 7 1/4 inches (18.5cm). This map shows’les principales Routes du Royaume’ (the main roads of the kingdom) and was likely intended for travellers. A notable feature of the map is that on both sides is a Chronologie des Rois de France Depuis Pharamond jusqu’a Louis XVl actuallement regnant. (A Chronology of the Kings of France since Pharamond until Louis the XVl now reigning). This map is in what we consider to be excellent antique condition with virtually no damage to the paper map pieces save for a few very minor small tears and in a few places the paper has come away slightly from the linen backing. The map has a few areas of light staining and the backing is rather stained. The linen backing has a few very small holes at some of the corners of the folds (see photo)… But all in all we think the condition is remarkably good for a map of this type and age… A great find for collectors of historic maps… Particularly those of France. So far we have had 100% satisfaction with our items. Please take a minute to have a look at our Feedback. To that end we make every effort to describe our items accurately and fully and to note any small flaws which are inevitable in these vintage items. Also please see our Comments on Condition and Pricing below. We welcome and encourage your questions regarding measurements, condition, etc. That will be attached to your parcel. For the protection of our customers and ourselves. We are a fully liscensed and legal business in France. Our Siret Number is 502590573.00015. Comments on the Condition of the items we sell. Virtually all the items we sell are “vintage” which means they have, in the majority of cases, been used, and are at least 50 to 75, and occasionally even more than 100 years old. Having said that, we do not sell items that are so used that they are obviously heavily worn, faded, or too fragile to use. Almost all our items were made by hand in France during the first half of the last century–most would date from between about 1890 and 1950, although it is quite difficult to be certain of an exact date in most cases. It would be quite unusual to find this kind of fine hand work in France after about 1960. Again because these items are Vintage they have, in the vast majority of cases, been used. Still it is inevitable that occasionally there may be a hardly noticable tiny pin dot stain or a tiny rend on any given item. We always carefully launder and iron our items and in doing so inspect them carefully for a second time. If we notice a small flaw on an item we put that in my description. It is our hope that our customers understand that we would not and do not sell items which are not clean or have evident large stains or tears. But please do understand that because the items we sell are Vintage, and usually are at least 50 to 75 years old, they are rarely absolutely “pristine and perfect” as if they were new. Like all fine antiques, they will have their own sort of patina. Some sellers do sell these vintage items in the state in which they find them and of course they inform their customers of that fact. Because the items we sell are generally much sought after here in France and abroad, they are becoming more rare, and certainly more difficult to find. We travel far and wide in our region of France to visit flea markets, brocantes, antique shops and private sellers. We visit Paris from time to time, and we search for these rare items in other areas of France when possible. Our travel costs to seek out new items are significant. Very importantly for our customers, I spend a great deal of time laundering and ironing the items we sell. This always involves lots of energy both electrical and mine! And time, and often requires specialized laundry products which can be costly. Finally we are a legal business here in France. For all these reasons, the prices of these vintage items may seem a bit high–but the fact is that almost all these items are rare and special by virtue of being Handmade. Many are virtual works of art, (some are actually of museum quality), having been made entirely by hand by highly skilled, but sadly now unknown, seamstresses and embroiderers. These skilled craftswomen have all but entirely disappeared. This kind of French hand work is virtually a Lost Art and these items are rare. Still, in the face of the expenses involved in running our business, we do our best to keep our prices as reasonable as possible because it really is a great pleasure to package something very beautiful and very special and send it off to someone who will appreciate a lovely European Treasure From the Past. Thank you for visiting. VINTAGE FRENCH LINENS AND ANTIQUES. We invite you to visit us again soon to see the new items we regularly add. The item “Antique Map of France from 1783 Rare Folding Map” is in sale since Wednesday, October 26, 2016. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “2007nanb” and is located in Castelnau de Guers. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Condition: Used
  • Type: Map
  • Maker: ‘Esnauts et Rapilly’ of Coutances
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Country/Region: France
  • Continent: Europe
  • Year: 1783
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Era: 1700s
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