"Cenomanorum Galliae Regionis Typus: Vulgo Le Mans. Auct. Matheo Ogerio", Blaeu, Willem
Subject: Northern France
Period: 1635 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.6 x 15.1 inches
49.8 x 38.4 cm
This lovely map of the historical province of Maine is centered on the famous city of Le Mans. This region witnessed frequent sieges and battles throughout history, as evidenced by the numerous fortified cities shown on the map. Today, Le Mans is famous for its annual international auto race, which is run on local roads. German text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #4430:2A.
A crisp impression on watermarked paper with minor printer's ink residue. Light damp stains are confined to the far blank margins.