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Description: This beautifully hand coloured original antique map of the Lot or Quercy region of southern France - centering on the city of Cahors on the River Lot - by Gerard Mercator was published by Joducus Hondius in the 1628 Franch edition of Mercators Atlas.
Quercy is a former province of France located in the country's southwest, bounded on the north by Limousin, on the west by Périgord and Agenais, on the south by Gascony and Languedoc, and on the east by Rouergue and Auvergne. Today it is divided between the department of Lot (which it makes up in its entirety) and the northern half of the department of Tarn-et-Garonne. The traditional capital of Quercy is Cahors, now préfecture (capital) of the Lotdépartement. (Ref: Koeman; M&B; Tooley)
Condition Report: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy & stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: - Original Colors used: - Yellow, pink, green General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 21 1/2in x 17 1/2in (490mm x 340mm) Plate size: - 20in x 15in (510mm x 380mm) Margins: - Min 1/2in (15mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - Uniform age toning Plate area: - Uniform age toning Verso: - Uniform age toning