Tags: antique, bouguereau, clerc, france, large, picardie, unusual
Title of the map. “LA CARTE DE PICARDIE “. Large unusual and detailed copper engraved map of Picardie in northern France. By Maurice BOUGUEREAU (15..1596) and. With a very nice cartouche. The map was engraved by Gabriel Tavernier in 1592, with his initials (GT) in the lower center of the cartouche and the date in the cartouche. Picardie is an historical region which extends from the surburbs of Paris and vineyards of Champagne to the beaches of the Bay of Somme on the English Channel. The map extends from the Manche in west, to Laons and Cambray in east. Jean IV Le Clerc was an engraver, bookseller and publisher in Paris and Tours. Son of the parisian printer and print publisher Jean III Le Clerc, brother of the librarian and print publisher David Le Clerc. Baptized on August 16, 1560, he belongs to the family of the Parisian engraver François Desprez and the painter Jérôme Bollery. Between 1590 and 1594, he worked for the printer-librarian Maurice Bouguereau for the production of “Le Théatre François”. He got in 1619 the privilege of six years to engrave the maps of the provinces of France and the portraits of the patriarchs and princes of the Hebrew people with chronological history. He published, engravings of Jacques Granthomme, Pierre I Firens, Leonard Gaultier and Thomas de Leu. H e died in Paris in 1621 or 1622. His son Jean V Le Clerc, also an engraver and publisher of prints, was a bookseller in 1618. The maps of Le Clerc are the first printed maps of the regions of France. Size with margins : 54,2 x 42,5 cm / 21,2 x 16,5 inches. Condition : very good condition, in colors. WE DON’T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE. Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “efi6″ and is located in this country: FR. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Printing Technique: Copper Plate
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Year: 1617
- Date Range: 1600-1699
- Country/Region: France