[ Eighteenth-century French map. ] Attractive manuscript map in colours, captioned in French and titled 'Plan & description De Certains Prez Appartenants Aux Dames Religieuses de lopital & A Jacques Gviot & autres'.
On piece of 38 x 30 cm watermarked paper. In fair condition, lightly aged. In red, green and sepia. Within a border, and with 'OCCIDENT' at the head, 'ORIANT' at the foot, 'MIDY' to the left and 'SEPTENTRION' to the right. Attractive in design, with capital letters in red and simple tree design around the boders of fields. The map relates to a disputed right of way between landowners (Jacques Guiot, Maupas) and a convent, with such captions as 'Terres Des Maupas Appartenantes Pour La Plus Grande Parlyes du dict lieu de la niardiere et quy abutte au chemin' and 'Prez de la niardiere appartenant aux dames religieuses de lopital en contestaon pour le droit de passage'. Research has not revealed the location of the map. A previous owner has suggested the French Pyrenees.