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AUTHOR:

JAILLOT, HUBERT ALEXIS

TITLE:

Gouvernement General De Languedoc.. avec les Provinces adjacentes.

CONDITION:

Full period color, 31 3/4” x 37 3/8”. Dissected, backed with cloth and folding. Edges with period green silk ribbon. A fine example.

DATE:

1721

DESCRIPTION:

This handsome, large-scale, minutely detailed map is ornamented with a large baroque cartouche wth putti, cornucopias and acanthus. It shows the Province of Languedoc, roughly the region between the Rhone and the Garonne rivers and the Mediterranean coast. To the north, it extends beyond the Lot River, and includes much of the Perigord.

The map also appeared in Jaillot’s “Atlas Francois.”

REFERENCES:

see Pastoureau, Jaillot II G, 181-182.

Inventory No. 7953

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