Tassin: Sea atlas of the french coastlineTassin: Sea atlas of the french coastline
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Tassin: Sea atlas of the french coastlineTassin: Sea atlas of the french coastline
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Tassin: Sea atlas of the french coastlineTassin: Sea atlas of the french coastline
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Tassin: Sea atlas of the french coastlineTassin: Sea atlas of the french coastline
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Tassin: Sea atlas of the french coastlineTassin: Sea atlas of the french coastline
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Tassin: Sea atlas of the french coastlineTassin: Sea atlas of the french coastline
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Tassin, Christophe Nicolas (geboren in Dijon – gestorben 1660). Publisher: Tavernier, Melchior (1594–1665).

Title: „Cartes générales et particulières de toutes les Costes de France.“

Beautiful and important sea atlas designed by the military engineer and cartographer Christoph Nicolas Tassin. The atlas was (most likely) commissioned by Cardinal Richelieu to assist with the defence of the French coastline. Tassin knew of the importance of the observational drawings and maps from other engineers and carthographers and combined these in his atlas. The first part depicts the Atlantic Coastline from Calais to San Sebastian and the second part depicts the Coastline from the Spanish border to Villefranche.

Date: Paris 1636 (1634)

Size: Oblong folio, 27, 5 x 40 cm

Atlas with 30 copper engravings of the French coastline (one large folded general map of the coastline of Brittany and the Normandy and 29 full page maps). Original binding with vellum, minor damages due to old age, the first two blank sheets with foxing and some creases, all the maps without stains and in very good condition. Rare!

€ 8.600,–

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