Le Mans central France Cenomanorum c.1650 Blaeu folio mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Cenomanorum Galliae Regionis Typus: Vulgo le Mans.
(Europe / France / Le Mans).
Issued c.1650, Amsterdam by Blaeu. [Dutch text on verso, p.#34]. Based on the cartography of Matthaeus Ogerius.
Fine title cartouche lower left with two nude caryatids, boxed key locating over 50 abbeys and churches with a satyr beneath. The major city of Le Mans is shown in a tiny miniature urban plan. North is oriented to the left.
Fine mid-17th century engraved map, with original outline hand color.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Original centerfold as issued.
Sheet Measures c. 20"H x 23 1/2"W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 15"H x 19 3/4"W.
Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, v.1, pp. 68-377.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 1.