"Description du Guienne", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Southwestern France
Period: 1645 (circa)
Publication: Nieuwen Atlas
Color: Hand Color
20.6 x 15.3 inches
52.3 x 38.9 cm
This lovely map is focused on the Gascogne region in southwestern France, a famous wine-growing area. Oriented with north to the left, the map extends from the mouth of the Gironde River to the border with Spain, and east to Toulouse and Montauban, which are depicted as miniature bird's-eye plans, as are Bordeaux and Bayonne. The Pyrenees are graphically illustrated. The map is adorned with two strapwork cartouches, a sailing ship, a compass rose, and a sea monster. Dutch text on verso, published between 1645-58.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #4540:1.
A dark impression on a bright sheet with light offsetting around the centerfold. There is masking tape along the top and bottom edges of the sheet on recto, entirely confined to the blank margins, causing a bit of staining along the bottom centerfold.