TASSIN (Christophe).

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TASSIN (Christophe).
Plans et Profilz de toutes les principales Villes et lieux considérables en France. Ensemble les Cartes générales de chascunes Provinces et les particulières de chasque gouvernement d'icelles. S.l.n.d. [mid-seventeenth century]. 2 volumes in-8, limp vellum, red edges (contemporary binding). Important atlas drawn up by Christophe Tassin, geographer to Louis XIII, constituting one of the most complete topographical tables of the kingdom of France in the 17th century. It features an engraved title-frontispiece, two general maps of France (one for each volume), titles in cartouches and tables of the provinces contained in each part (sometimes counted in the plates), all engraved in intaglio. A total of 409 plates, distributed as follows: - 186 plates for Volume I: Picardie (45), Champagne (52), Bretagne (28), Normandie (27), Île de France (18) and Brie (16). - 223 plates for Volume II: Burgundy (22), Dauphiné (40), Orange and Comtat de Vénaissin (5), Provence (19), Languedoc (46), Foix and Béarn (7), Guyenne (23), Poitou (26), Loire (17) and Beauce and Gastinois (18). The Lorraine series, plates 34 and 35 for Dauphiné and plate 7 for Guyenne are missing, as are the tables for the Orange and Béarn parts, if they exist. In Volume I, redaction in brown ink on the allegorical figure of the frontispiece, small worm gallery in the inner margin of some plates, small repair without gravity to the plate of the Brest castle, wetness on the plates of the Brie country series.
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