La source du Po et les passages de France en Piémont'. River Po. PLACIDE 1734 map

La source du Po et les passages de France en Piémont [The source of the River Po and the French valleys of Piedmont]. Large uncoloured antique 18th century atlas map, printed on thick, good quality paper, 1734. Title of the map:’La source du Po et les passages de France en Piémont [The source of the River Po and the French valleys of Piedmont]. The image below shows an enlarged cross section from the centre of the map to show the level of printed detail. This map is folding hence the centrefold line may show on the image below. The map covers the part of the Alps straddling the Duchy of Savoie (the present-day departements of Savoie and Hautes-Alpes in France), and the valleys of western Piedmont. The map includes the source of the River Po and its tributaries including the Waldensian Chisone and Pellice valleys, and the Dora Riparia valley. The Arc river valley through the Maurienne, and the upper part of the Durance river valley through Briançon comprise the westerly part of the the map on what is now the French side of the Alps. Other place names marked on the maps include the following towns and present-day mountain/winter sports/ski resorts (many have variations to the modern accepted spelling): Turin/Torino, St-Jean-de-Maurienne, St-Michel-Valloire, Modane, Briançon, l’Argentière-les-Ecrins, Montdauphin, Embrun, les Orres, Risoul, Vars, Montgenèvre, Bressans, Susa, Oulx, Pragelato, Bardonecchia. DATE PRINTED: Originally printed in 1703; King’s privilege renewed 1734 (These dates are printed on the map). IMAGE SIZE: Approx 46.0 x 52.5cm, 18 x 20.75 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map. ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Le Père Placide de Sainte Hélène. PROVENANCE: The map was extracted from a “Composite atlas” of early 18th century maps, the latest of which was dated c1754. TYPE: Large uncoloured antique 18th century atlas map, printed on thick, good quality paper. VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain. CONDITION: Very Good; suitable for framing. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date stated above. I do not offer reproductions. It is not a modern copy. The term’original’ when applied to a print means that it was printed at the first or original date of publication; it does not imply that the item is unique. Print’ means any image created by applying an inked block to paper or card under pressure by any method including wood engraving, steel engraving, copperplate, wood cut and lithography. REMARKS: FRANCE: Gravures et Cartes anciennes. DEUTSCHLAND: Alte Lankarten und Stadt ansichten. ITALIA: Stampe e Mappe antiche. ESPAÑA: Mapas antiquos y impresiones antiguas. English law shall apply. The item “La source du Po et les passages de France en Piémont’. River Po. PLACIDE 1734 map” is in sale since Sunday, March 19, 2017. This item is in the category “Art\Art Prints”. The seller is “richben1066″ and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Source (Media Type): Atlas
  • Size: Approx 46.0 x 52.5cm, 18 x 20.75 inches
  • Provenance/Origin: Please scroll down – see detail below
  • Original/ Repro: Original
  • Date Printed: 1734
  • Original/Reproduction: Original (defined below-doesn’t imply uniqueness)
  • Item condition: Very- please read full description below
  • Verso: There is nothing on the reverse, which is plain
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