Tassin, Christophe Nicholas

1634

Cartes Generale et Particulieres de toutes le costes de France

Cartes Generale et Particulieres de toutes le costes de France tant de la mer Oceane que Mediterranee ; ou sont remarques toutes les isles, golphes, ports, havres, rades, bayes, bancs, escueils & rochers plus considerables, avec les anchrages & profondeurs necessaires

DESCRIPTION: Extraordinary engraved and very scarce 13" x 9" sea-atlas title page by French cartographer Christophe Nicholas Tassin. Contains scrollwork, angels, garlands, and a flat frog-like creature. A beautiful example of 17th century copperplate engraved art. This title page is not from the common series of town views in pocket atlas format published by Tassin.

This title page is from the earliest sea atlas published in France ( 1634 ) by Christophe Tassin. That atlas of 32 plates depicts hydrographic and topographic details of the French coast.

See this site for charts in Tassin's rare atlas: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b77100033.

Attribution at bottom reads: "Par Sieur Tassin Geographe ordinaire de ca Majeste. Par Privilege du Roy." Tassin's background was as a military engineer. 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. Additionally, Christophe Tassin also published several small sized atlases with profiles of French towns and maps of the provinces.

Published in Paris by Chez Melchior Tavernier, en l’isle du Palais, vis à vis la quay de la Megisserie.

CREATOR: Tassin, Christophe Nicholas

PUBLICATION DATE: 1634

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: France

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Very good.  Very clean with no condition issues or repairs. On chain-laid paper wide wide chain marks and an indeciperable watermark.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 13 " x 9 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 1

PRICE: $475


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