1628 Mercator, Hondius Old, Antique Map Lot or Quercy Region of France - Cahors

Cartographer :Jodocus Hondius

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)

Margins: - Uniform age toning
Plate area: - Uniform age toning
Verso: - Uniform age toning