Antique map, Le Mont St Michel. Rare
Antique map, Le Mont St Michel. Rare

A rare antique panoramic view of Mont St Michel. Publication: Les Plans et Profils de toutes les principals villes et lieux considerable de France. Ensemble les cartes generals de chacune province & les particulieres de chaque government dicelles. Par le Sieur Tassin Geographe ordinaire de la Majeste. A Paris, chez Martin Gobert, au Palais, en la Galerie des Prisonniers. Avec privilege du Roy. This engraving is from an atlas showing a total of 410 maps, birds eye views and panoramas of provinces and towns in early 17th century France, during the reign of Louis XIII, the Just. Tassin divided the atlas in to 17 sections, namely Picardie, Champagne, Lorraine, Bretaigne, Normandie, Isle de France, Brie, Bourgogne, Dauphine, Oranges, Provence Languedoc, Foix & Bearn, Guyenne, Poictou, Loire and Beauce, fifteen of which are Provinces, one a Principality and one a region along the river Loire. Christopher Nicolas Tassin was active from 1633 to 1635, initially in Dijon and subsequently in Paris. He became ingenieur et geographe du roi, under the patronage of Cardinal Richelieu, Louis Xiii firt minister, having previously worked as a military engineer. Many of his fortification plans are firsts which were subsequently copied/issued by Nicolas Berey and Antoine de Fer. Size [h x w]: The sheets measure 14.4 x 18.8 cm, and the actually engravings measure approx. 10.5 x 15.1 cm. The pages are single sided. The item “Antique map, Le Mont St Michel. Rare” is in sale since Sunday, November 1, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “boden_antique_maps” and is located in Chichester. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • County: N/A
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Tassin
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Format: Atlas Map
  • Type: Panorama
  • Year: 1634
  • Antique: Yes
  • City: Mont St Michal
  • Date Range: 1600-1699
  • Country/Region: France
  • State: N/A
  • Era: 1600s
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