"Dioecesis Sarlatensis, Vernacule le Dioecese de Sarlat. Ioannes Tardo", Blaeu, Willem
Period: 1635 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 cm
A finely engraved map covering the Dordogne River valley. Several fortified towns are boldly shown including Sarlat, Bergerac, Molieres, Domme, Terrasson and Montignac. The map is based on the work of Jean Tarde, a mathematician and astronomer, and the Canon of Sarlat. It is richly adorned with a large title cartouche festooned with a garland and ribbons held by putti.