"Poictou sive Pictaviae Descriptio", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Northwestern France
Period: 1619 (published)
Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae
Color: Hand Color
18.3 x 11.4 inches
46.5 x 29 cm
Fine map of the region that includes the coastline and the cities of Nantes and Rochelle, with the Loire River valley prominently noted. Richly ornamented with two strapwork cartouches, a sailing ship, and a sea monster. French text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #4500:1A.
Full original color on watermarked paper with light toning, minor color offsetting, and scattered foxing.