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Renaissance Exploration Map Collection Maps and Atlases from the Renaissance Period

Description generale de toute la France.

Title:
Description generale de toute la France.
Author:
Belleforest, François de, 1530-1583, Münster, Sebastian, 1489-1552, and Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598
Author (no Collectors):
Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598
Topic:
map
Language:
French
Physical Description:
1 map : engraving, hand colored; 350 x 510 cm.
Publication Info:
fr and [Paris]
Date:
1575
Date (no approx):
1575
Imprint:
1575
Genre:
map
Notes:
  • Relief shown pictorially.
  • Bar scale on map given in "Milliaria Gallica communia".
  • Imprint taken from atlas.
  • Title at top, decorative cartouche with descriptive text, coat of arms, crown with fleur de lis.
  • "Ceste description se doit mettre aps le fueil. 160."
  • Map based on Ortelius' first modern map of the German Empire, 1570, and includes the same decorative cartouche, ship at sea, and coat of arms.
  • Appears in Belleforet's Cosmographie universelle de tout le monde, 1575, French edition of Münster's Cosmographia universalis, 1544-1628.