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1630s - France - Loudunois Laudunum / Mirebalais - Antique Map

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Item number: EUR2918
Genuine Antique Map


Maker: Mercator/Hondius/Janssonius

Antique uncolored map of part of France, by Mercator/Hondius/Janssonius, c. 1630-1639. This detailed map shows the Loudun area of France, including Moncontour, Saumur, Champigny, Mirebeau, Poitiers, and Chatellerault. Shows an enormous amount of place names, small villages and towns, as well as topography pictorially with trees. Highly decorative cartouches. 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. 20 x 23.5 inches to the neatline.

Item Number: EUR2918