"Comitatus Burgundiae tam in Primarias ejus Praefecturas quam in Minores…", Homann, Johann Baptist
Subject: Eastern France
Period: 1716 (published)
Publication: Grosser Atlas
Color: Hand Color
18.9 x 22.4 inches
48 x 56.9 cm
A beautiful map of the Burgundy area, known for its production of wine, fully engraved with mountains, forests and fortifications. The map extends to show Geneva and includes a legend at bottom. The large, decorative title cartouche features a Queen supporting the Royal coat of arms of France, putti engaged in wine-making, and a river god spilling a vessel of water to symbolize the rivers of the region.
Original color on watermarked paper with printer's creases in top corners, light printer's ink residue, an extraneous crease at left center, and a few small spots.