"Pictaviae Ducatus Descriptio, Vulgo le Pais de Poictou", Jansson, Jan
Period: 1656 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
20.5 x 14.7 inches
52.1 x 37.3 cm
Fine map of the region including the coastline and the cities of Nantes and Rochelle prominently delineated. Richly ornamented with a banner style title cartouche, the royal arms, a compass rose, sailing ship and a distance scale topped by a wine barrel and flanked by two adorable putti. Latin text on verso.
Lovely original color. Some minor spots and repairs in blank margins. Small manuscript notation in brown ink in lower right corner, attributing the map to Hondius.