"Dioecesis Sarlatensis, Vernacule le Dioecese de Sarlat. Ioannes Tardo Canonicus Ecclesiae Sarlati Delineabat", Blaeu, Willem
Subject: Southwestern France
Period: 1644 (circa)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.7 x 15.1 inches
50 x 38.4 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. Latin text on verso, published between 1644-55.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #4580:2.
Superb impression and color with just a hint of soiling in the blank margins.