1642 – J. Boisseau – St Jean de Luz


Title:          “Description exacte et particulière des côtes et havres de Bayonne, St Jean de Luz, Labour Fontarable et lieux circonvoisins”


Extremely rare and highly detailed map of the French Basque Country, extending from north to south between Contis in the Landes and Zarautz in the Pays Spanish Basque. At the top left inset plan of the entrance to Saint-Jean-de-Luz, with a table mentioning the main places. The map is adorned with a compass rose and two galleons.

The map comes from the Jean Boisseau’s atlas “Theatre des Gaules…“ engraved by Hugues Picart, published in Paris 1642.

Cartographer:     Jean Boisseau
Sheet size:              58,3 x 47,9 cm
Year:                        1642
Technique:            copper engraving

Good condition. Watermarked paper. Top and lower margins extended.

This is an original antique map published in 1642 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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