1762 Janvier Map of France

1762 Janvier Map of France. WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS – NOT REPRODUCTIONS. Title: La Royaume de France Divise Par Gouvernements Militaires. Description: A beautiful example of Jean Janvier’s 1762 decorative map of France. Janvier’s map covers the entirety of France from the english Channel to Corsica and from Germany to Spain. The map is divided into military departments with color coding according to region. Excellent detail is offered throughout showing mountains, rivers, forests, national boundaries, regional boundaries, forts, and cities. France at this time was under the reign of Louis XVI, the last Ancien Regime French King before the French Revolution. Louis XVI was probably not the worse king France ever had, but he was definitely in the wrong place at the wrong time. In the years just prior to the 1889 French Revolution, France had entered a period of sustained economic decline. French in involvement in the American Revolutionary War and the Seven Years War strained the national treasury and put increased pressure on the peasantry. This was compounded by several years of poor harvest brought on by erratic weather patterns associated with el Nino and the 1783 eruptions the Icelandic Laki and Grimsvotn volcanoes. The Royal court at Versailles, isolated and seemingly indifferent to the hardships of the lower classes, proved an easy target. Events came to a head on July 14th, 1789, when angry insurgents stormed the Bastille prison, giving birth to the bloody French Revolution and effectively ending the French monarchy. A large decorative title cartouche appears in the lower left quadrant. Drawn by Jean Janvier in 1762 for issue as plate no. 3 in Jean Lattre’s 1783 edition of the Atlas Moderne. Size: Printed area measures 13 inches high by 18 inches wide. Condition: Very good condition. 1 – 10 days. If your address is a P. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Other Services Conservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. The item “1762 Janvier Map of France” is in sale since Thursday, May 9, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “geographicusmaps” and is located in 11221. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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