Godefroy Mayer was a French publisher and print seller based in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. He also was a noted and knowledgeable collector of Americana. A 1902 edition of The Publisher’s Weekly noted that his shop on the Rue Pigalle carried 1304 titles including “rare portraits, views and historical prints relating to America, etc.”
Full publication information “From the Original Picture by Benjamin West, P.R.A. Paris, Published by Godefroy Mayer, No. 15, Rue Pigalle.”
Condition: Generally very good, the colors bright, with the usual overall light toning and wear. Some scattered foxing, mostly confined to the margins and can be matted out. Some tape residue verso from former matting, not affecting the front.
“Benjamin Franklin Drawing Electricity from the Sky.” PhiladelphiaMuseum of Art. 2009. http://www.philamuseum.org/collections/permanent/57044.html (8 September 2009).
The Publishers Weekly. Vol. 61 Philadelphia: R.R. Bowker Company, 1902. p. 1178. Online at Google Books. http://books.google.com/books?id=v_27AAAAIAAJ&dq (8 September 2009).