c.1638 map of Cannes and the Lerin Islands

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Seller: stunningmaps (321) 100%, Location: London, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, AU, Item: 133045952716 Eigentliche Delineation Der Insulen S. Margarite und St. Honorat. Sampt den Vestungen und newen Wercken so die Spanier darine gabawten, Und wie selbige durch die Frantzösischen SchiffArmeen Zum theil Erobert und eingenohmen worden, Im Jahr 1637 Two fascinating copper plate maps on a single sheet. The main map details île Saint-Honorat, Ile de la Tradeliére and île Sainte-Marguerite which collectively compose the Lerin Islands off the French Riviera, near Cannes. The second smaller map shows the Bay of Cannes (Golfe de Napoule) from Théoule-sur-Mer up to the Cap d'Antibes. The plate also contains a title-cartouche with the scale of map and explanatory notes. The maps were published by Mattheus Merian in c.1638 and illustrate the French military campaign against the Spanish that resulted in the return of the islands to French control in 1637. Condition ReportIn a very good condition. Printed on thin hand laid paper that is watermarked. Strong dark impression. Uncoloured. Blank on verso. Centre fold with a paper guard on verso. General age appropriate toning. Light surface dirt. Overall a lovely example. 38.8 x 31.5cm Condition: In a very good condition. Printed on thin hand laid paper that is watermarked. Strong dark impression. Uncoloured. Blank on verso. Centre fold with a paper guard on verso. General age appropriate toning. Light surface dirt. Overall a lovely example. 38.8 x 31.5cm, Cartographer/Publisher: Mattius Merian, Printing Technique: Copper Plate, Original/Reproduction: Antique Original, Year: 1638, City: Cannes, Country/Region: France, Era: 1600s

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