Antique uncolored map of part of France, by Mercator/Hondius/Janssonius, c. 1630-1639. This detailed map shows the Touraine region of France. This map shows the river Loire near Tours. In left upper right an image with the horn of plenty carried by a provincial woman. The lower left a has a decorative title cartouche. Shows an enormous amount of place names, small villages and towns, as well as topography pictorially with trees. In the 1630s Johannes Janssonius formed a partnership with his brother in law Henricus Hondius, and together they published atlases as Mercator/Hondius/Janssonius. Very good restored condition, map has been cleaned, deacidified, and lightly backed (thus repairing some small seam separations). Some minor signs of age remain, including mild stains. Measures approx. 14.5 x 19.5 inches to the neatline.
Item Number: EUR2887