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Châteaudun France, Historical map La Ville de Chastiaudun, Belleforest 1575

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Châteaudun France, published in La Cosmographie Universelle de tout le Monde by François de Belleforest.

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Châteaudun France, Historical map Portraict Ov Plann de La Ville de Chastiaudun, Belleforest 1575

Title: Portraict Ov Plann de La Ville de Chastiaudun.

The antique engraved map in hand coloring of Châteaudun France, published in La Cosmographie Universelle de tout le Monde by François de Belleforest (1530 – 1 January 1583), a French writer, translator, and poet, and published in Paris by Nicolas Chesneau and Michel Sonnius.

This historical map titled: "Portraict Ov Plann de La Ville de Chastiaudun" is full details in hand coloring include details such as the town's streets, buildings, fortifications, churches, and other notable features. These maps offer insights into the urban landscape, architecture, and societal organization of Châteaudun during the 16th century.
The cartographer of this map François de Belleforest, known for his contributions to literature, also dabbled in cartography. He is credited with creating a map of Châteaudun, France, a town located in the Loir-et-Cher department in north-central France.

The Cosmographie Universelle is renowned for its comprehensive coverage of geographical knowledge, exploration, and cosmography during the Renaissance period.
It was first published in 1575, with subsequent editions appearing in the following years and covers a wide range of topics related to geography, including descriptions of continents, countries, regions, and cities, as well as information on exploration, navigation, and cartography.
It also includes illustrations, maps, and diagrams to aid in understanding the geographical concepts discussed.

Belleforest's "La Cosmographie Universelle de tout le Monde" shares similarities with Münster's work in its aim to provide a comprehensive overview of the known world during the Renaissance.
Both works contributed to the dissemination of geographical knowledge and helped shape European perceptions of the world at the time.
While there might not be a direct relationship between the two authors, they were both part of the broader intellectual and scholarly movement that characterized the Renaissance, which saw a renewed interest in exploration, discovery, and the study of the natural world.

Original antique map in hand coloring of the town and castle, with coat of arms of the Town and Count.

Size sheet app.: 42 x 35 cm. 16.75 x 13.75 inches
Image app. : 39 x 23 cm. 15.25 x 9 inches.

Condition Very Good
• Paper: Bright and clean with no toning and no tears or creases.
• Image: Sharp engraved lines with hand coloring and no foxing or discoloration.
• Overall: An excellent example of an antique map with exceptional preservation.


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