1607 Mercator & Hondius Old, Antique Map Dombes, Ain Dept. of France, Lyon

Cartographer : Henricus Hondius

This beautifully hand coloured original antique map of the Dombes - now a part of the Ain Dept. - region of France - centering on the cities of Mascon & Lyon surrounded by the Saone and Rhone Rivers - was published in the 1607 Latin edition of Mercators Atlas published by Henricus Hondius and Jan Jansson.

Dombes is an historic region of east-south-eastern France, once an independent municipality, formerly part of the province of Burgundy, and now a district comprised in the département of Ain, and bounded W. by the Saône River, by the Rhône, E. by the Ain and N. by the district of Bresse. (Ref: Burden; Koeman; Tooley; M&B)

Condition Report:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Early
Colors used: - Yellow, pink, green
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 22in x 19in (560mm x 480mm)
Plate size: - 18in x 14in (460mm x 360mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

Margins: - Age toning
Plate area: - Age toning
Verso: - Age toning