1650 Blaeu Map of the French Wine & Cheese Region of Languedoc, France -ORIGINAL
1650 Blaeu Map of the French Wine & Cheese Region of Languedoc, France -ORIGINAL

1650 Blaeu Map of the French Wine & Cheese Region of Languedoc, France -ORIGINAL. This beautiful map of the province of Languedoc, the French winemaking region in southern France by Willem Bleau dates to circa 1650. Covers from Auvergne to the Mediterranean and includes extraordinary detail throughout, noting several towns, rivers and topographical features. The region of Languedoc is one of the largest wine producing region in France with some of the oldest vineyards. It is also famous for the production of cheeses including the Pelardon and Perail cheeses. Languedoc is also an important stopping point on the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella. It was at this time that the Dutch controlled the map trade, and their ornate and beautiful maps had immense popularity. Blaeu was instrumental in driving this dominance in his lifetime, and this legacy was continued by his sons. Original hand color with gold highlights. The map is in good condition with minor aging along the edges and centerfold. A few small chips to bottom and left edges. Publication: Willem Blaeu, (Amsterdam) 1640. Engraving with original hand coloring and gold highlights. Image measures 17 3/8″ x 21.5″. 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 “1650 Blaeu Map of the French Wine & Cheese Region of Languedoc, France -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: Willem Blaeu
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Year: 1650
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