"Pictaviae Ducatus Descriptio, vulgo le Pais de Poictov", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Western France
Period: 1660 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
20.5 x 14.9 inches
52.1 x 37.8 cm
Fine map of the region that includes the coastline, the cities of Nantes and Rochelle, and the Loire River 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. French text on verso.
A nice impression and wide, original margins with light soiling, minor toning along centerfold, and archival repairs to centerfold separations in top and bottom blank margins.