France Carte de Diocese D’Alby ville d'Albi by Tavenier 1642
Title: Carte de Diocese D’Alby.
Description: Ville d’Albi Fine copperplate antique map of Albi France. The map is hand colored and shows the areas around the town Albi (Alby) all with decorative cartouches and an image of the Cathedral Sainte-Cécile.
Info: The first human settlement in Albi was in the Bronze Age (3000-600 BC). After the Roman conquest of Gaul in 51 BC, the town became Civitas Albigensium, the territory of the Albigeois, Albiga. Archaeological digs have not revealed any traces of Roman buildings, which seems to indicate that Albi was a modest Roman settlement.
Mapmaker: Melchoir Tavernier Melchior Tavernier started his business with his brother Gabriel in Paris, he was appointed engraver and intaglio printing of the King. His business was bought in 1644 by the publisher Pierre Mariette.
Size: Sheet app.: 55.5 x 41 cm. 21.75 x 16.25 inches. Image app.: 52.5 x 38 cm. 20.5 x 15 inches. Condition:. View overall very good, fold as publishes, light soiled border.