Tassin, Christophe Nicholas

Antique map of the Isle de Bouin, France

Isle de Bouin

DESCRIPTION: Decorative antique island map of Bouin, France- an island, located in the Breton marshes that exists no more. Created by Nicolas Tassin in 1636, this neat small map shows what was the Isle of Bouin , a commune in the western Pays de la Loire region of France. At the time of our map Tassin shows almost every square foot covered with houses, roads, or ponds.

Archivally matted. With mat measures 12" W x 10" H.

The isle of Bouin no longer exists as such because over time the narrow channel separating the island from the mainland silted up, and the island became part of the mainland. The town of Bouin still exists.

Published in the small-sized atlas "Les Plans et profils de toutes les principales villes et lieux considerables de France" by Christophe Nicholas Tassin (d. 1660) . Tassin's background was as a military engineer, and he is best known for his nautical atlas of 30 sheets, dedicated to Richelieu, documenting France's coastline. Tassin's work contains topographic maps, often of militarily important sites, either sketched on site, composed from firsthand drawings by military engineers, or sometimes borrowed from other mapmakers.

CREATOR: Tassin, Christophe Nicholas



BODY OF WATER: Atlantic Ocean

CONDITION: Good.  On laid paper with numerous small, and largely unobtrusive worm holes. Browned.



SIZE: 6 " x 4 "


PRICE: $80


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