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Gubernatio Generalis Languedociae Occitania, Homann 1742
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France Generalis Languedociae Languedoc France Homann map 1742



Title: Gubernatio Generalis Languedociae Occitania olim dictae in 3 generales . . .

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France Generalis Languedociae Languedoc France Homann map 1742

Title: Gubernatio Generalis Languedociae Occitania olim dictae in 3 generales . . .

Description: Original 18th century antique map of Languedoc in southern France, with two decorative title cartouches, and a mileage scale with explanation signs.
The coast reaches from the Spanish border on the left to Marseilles on the right side, and showing towns and villages.
In the early 18th century, Languedoc, a region in southern France, was known for its distinct culture, language, and political significance.

The map shows several towns and castles in Languedoc some of the most important ones: Toulouse: As the capital of Languedoc, Montpellier was another important city, Carcassonne famous for its medieval fortifications, the castle and walls of Carcassonne were emblematic of the region's medieval past.
Nîmes, Nîmes was known for its well-preserved Roman monuments, including the iconic Pont du Gard aqueduct and the Maison Carrée temple.
Foix, The Château de Foix, located in the town of Foix, was an important fortress in the Pyrenees mountains, Béziers was a key commercial center and a hub for the wine trade in Languedoc. It was also known for its historic cathedral and its role in the events of the Albigensian Crusade in the 13th century.
These towns and castles were not only important centers of trade, governance, and defense but also served as focal points for the cultural and social life of Languedoc during the early 18th century.

They reflected the region's rich history and its enduring significance within the broader context of France and Europe.

Artist: Johann Baptist Homann 1663-1724.
Nuremberg Germany.

In 1716 Homann published his masterpiece Grosser Atlas ueber die ganze Welt (Grand Atlas of all the World)
He was succeeded by the Homann heirs company, in business until 1848, known as "Homann Erben", "Homannianos Heredes", "Heritiers de Homann" abroad.

A Certificate of Authenticity ( COA ) will be supplied on request.

Sheet app.: 61 x 54 cm. 24 x 21.5 inches.
Image app.: 56.5 x 48 cm. 22.25 x 18.75 inches.
Condition: VG. Engraved map with original margins and coloring.