Date: Circa 1630
Copper engraving ; hand coloured. Overall size in fully conservation grade mount and back with decorative v groove: 42cms x 36.2cms. Image size: 257mm x 188mm. Very good condition. This area was known as Cadurcium during the Roman era, named after one of the local Gallic tribes. Very attractive map of south west France with title in decorative cartouche enclosing two scales of distance.
This map is from the "Atlas Minor" by Johannes Cloppenburg’s larger version of Mercator's Atlas Minor.
Johannes Cloppenburg (sometimes Cloppenburgh; also H. Jan Evertsz and Johannes Everhardus) was a Dutch cartographer. Based in Amsterdam, he was working between 1610 and 1644. He worked closely with the Hondius/Jansson firm and is credited with the 1630 edition of the Atlas Minor.
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