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1632 - Berry and Auvergne Regions of France: Charte du Berry et Limaine d'Auvergne - Antique Map

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Item number: EUR2879
Genuine Antique Map


Maker: Bouguereau/Le Clerc


Antique uncolored map of part of France, by Bouguereau/Le Clerc, c. 1632. Shows the Berry region and Auvergne region of France as two maps on one sheet: "Regionis Biturigum €¦" and "Limaniae Topographia €¦" and includes Bourges, Herisson, Cleremont, and more. Shows an enormous amount of place names, small villages and towns, as well as topography pictorially with mountains and trees. In 1594 Maurice Bouguereau issued the first national atlas of France with regional maps. Jean Le Clerc acquired the plates and re-issued the maps with editions published by him and later his widow in 1621, 1626, and 1632 (this copy). Additional maps were added with each edition. Considered the first atlas of France to contain detailed maps of all the provinces. Very good restored condition, map has been cleaned, deacidified, and the center where the fold was has been backed (thus repairing some small seam separations). Some minor signs of age remain, including mild stains and slight waviness of the antique paper. Measures approx. 13 x 18.75 inches to the neatline.


Item Number: EUR2879