"Normandia", Langenes, Barent
Subject: Northern France
Period: 1600 (published)
Publication: Thresor de Chartes
Color: Hand Color
4.8 x 3.3 inches
12.2 x 8.4 cm
This handsome miniature map shows the region of Normandy in France, with the coastline extending from Etaples to Cancale, including the famous island of Mont Saint-Michel. French text on verso.
The map was first published by Cornelius Claesz and printed by Barent Langenes in the 1598 edition of the popular Map-treasury. For the 1599 edition, graduation lines and latitude numerals were added to one side of the border on most of the maps, which were again used for multiple editions through 1650. This is the second state with the added graduation lines from a French edition, printed by Albert Hendricks.
References: King (2nd ed.) p. 80-82; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #4400:341.
A nice impression with light toning and several damp stains confined to the blank margins.