Up for sale is a VERY NICE, HAND COLORED Antique engraved antique map of "GOUVERNEMENT DE LA TOURAINE" Government of Touraine (France). By Mapmaker, Pierre Francois Tardieu. His uncle taught him the art of engraving and he produced many historical and genre works.
Published Circa: 1790 - OVER 225 YEARS OLD!! - NOTE: The map is in French and it is unfolded. The map is on hand laid paper and.Is greatly enhanced with hand coloring. It measures approximately 21" x 16", including the 1 3/4 border area. It is not matted or framed.
The map is in Very Good Condition. There is some age related browning, spotting and staining, but most of this would cover up very nicely when matted and framed - however, there are several spots within the map itself. There are a few nicks and chips along the edges, as well. There are creases in the corners and a crease at the bottom on the title that extends up about 4 inches. Other dings here and there.This is a GREAT MAP and these antique maps are a fabulous piece of history - perfect for any collector! This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps". The seller is "book14850" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.