1720 Homann Map of Southwest France (Bordeaux Wine Region) ORIGINAL
1720 Homann Map of Southwest France (Bordeaux Wine Region) ORIGINAL

1720 Homann Map of Southwest France (Bordeaux Wine Region) – ORIGINAL. Tabula Aquitaniae complectens Gubernationem Guiennae et Visconiae. This incredible map by Johann Baptist Homann dates to circa 1720. It covers the beautiful Bordeaux wine region in southwestern France. Covers the traditional region of Aquitania including Guyenne and Gascony (Vasconia) from the Bay of Biscay east as far at the Mediterranean and from the Gironde estuary south to the Pyrenees Mountains. Three insets surrounded by beautiful ornate border depict the fortification plans of Bayonne and Blaye and a vignette view of the city of Bordeaux. Famous for some of the world’s finest red wines, the region covers the modern day departments of Gironde, Lot-et-Garonne, Dordogne, Gers, and the surrounding areas. A large title cartouche features figures of a soldier, Neptune, a queen, a maiden and a royal crest. His business was carried on through the 18th century by the Homann Heirs, also prolific and popular mapmakers. The map is in good condition with minor wear along the original centerfold and some foxing. Original plate mark is visible. Publication: Johann Baptist Homann, (Nuremburg) 1720. Copper engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 19″ x 22.5″. ARGOSY BOOK STORE Old & Rare Books, Maps & Prints. Since 1925 116 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022 New York City’s oldest independent book store. Argosy Book Store, founded in 1925, is now in its third generation of family ownership. Our enormous stock of antiquarian and out-of-print items fills a six-floor building in midtown Manhattan and a large warehouse in Brooklyn. We specialize in Americana, modern first editions, autographs, art, antique maps & prints, and the history of science & medicine. We also have thousands of books in all other fields of interest. We are founding members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, and we belong to the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers and the Appraisers Association of America. The Argosy Gallery, located on the second floor of the book store, has one of the most extensive collections of antique maps and prints in New York City. A small selection of our materials are available online, but these are merely a sampling of the many thousands of pre-20th century materials in our collection. Our materials cover from botanicals to maritime maps and everything in between. Whether you have something specific in mind or just want to take a look around, you’re bound to find something that delights and often surprises you. Authenticity: All items are original antiques, unless otherwise specified. Certificate of Authenticity can be provided upon request. On rare occasions the item you want may be unavailable. Please notify us before returning anything, and make sure the items are carefully packed. Framing and Archival Services: We offer fine custom framing and advise on framing challenges. We provide conservation services for all works on paper as well as conservation storage solutions. The free listing tool. The item “1720 Homann Map of Southwest France (Bordeaux Wine Region) ORIGINAL” is in sale since Thursday, December 21, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “argosy2000″ and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Condition: Used
  • Type: Map
  • Maker: Johann Baptist Homann
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Year: 1720
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