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TAVERNIER, M. - Carte Geograhicque des Postes qui traversent la France. . .

TAVERNIER, M. -  Carte Geograhicque des Postes qui traversent la France. . .
Carte Geograhicque des Postes qui traversent la France. . . - TAVERNIER, M.
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Title : Carte Geograhicque des Postes qui traversent la France. . ..
Map maker : TAVERNIER, M..
Date : Paris, 1632-1658.
Size : 16.1 x 19.9 inches. / 41.0 x 50.5 cm.
Colouring : In original o/l colours.

Description :The earliest post route map was first published 1632 by Melchior Tavernier - this "Carte Géographique des Postes qui traversent France" shows all highways used by the royal posts of his time. This map was re-issued many times during the seventeenth century. Depicts sailing vessels in the British Channel and the Bay of Biscay: and the Mediterranean coast from the Spanish border across the present day French Riviera to Italy.
Includes title in an ornamental cartouche with cornucopia's and sea serpents, another cartouche surrounding the cartographer's name and date decorated with sea creatures, scrolls and flowers and a shield in an armorial design in top right. ¤

Condition : A good impression. Repair of split lower part center fold, 4cm. into engraved area. Some marginal light brown staining.

ID: 12722

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