Tassin, Christophe Nicholas

1636

Antique title page for Dauphiné province in France

Plans et profilz des principales villes de la province de Dauphiné, avec la carte gen[er]ale et les particuliéres de chascu gouvernement d'icelles.

DESCRIPTION: Extremely decorative hand-colored, engraved sectional title page for Tassin's small atlas of French towns. This example is for the chapter containing the province of Dauphiné, in southeastern France. This title page with its scrollwork cartouche is topped with a whimical insect head. A fine example of 17th century engraving craftsmanship and artistry.

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

PUBLICATION DATE: 1636

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: France

BODY OF WATER: Mediterranean

CONDITION: Very Good.  Clean with no condition issues.

COLORING: Beautifully executed hand color.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 4 " x 6 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 

PRICE: $95


ADD TO CART



This web site provides security by Rapid SSL









Similar items: