This is a 17th century map of Xaintonge or Saintonge, a former province of France located on the west central Atlantic coast, now part of the Charentes-Maritime region. The province takes its name from the Santones, an ancient Gallic tribe that once inhabited the area. Now, it is famous for its grapes and for producing cognac.
Willem Janszoon Blaeu and his son Joan Blaeu were Dutch cartographers who produced some of the most well known and beautiful maps of the 17th century. These maps of France were published between 1662-1665 (after Willem’s death) in a momentous, twelve volume Atlas Major, which also included exquisite maps from all over the world.
Due to the original dimensions of the maps, the print is only available in the listed sizes. The margins may differ slightly from the images shown depending on the size chosen. Please contact me if you would like more information about how the maps look when they are printed according to their size.
This print is only available unframed, ready for you to choose your own elegant frame for hanging on your wall.
The prints are produced on museum-quality, thick and durable matte paper.
- Paper thickness: 10.3 mil (0.26 mm)
- Paper weight: 5.57 oz/yd² (189 g/m²)
All prints in the shop are reproduced from the original book, journal, encyclopedia or atlas, through careful and professional scanning. There is very little retouching, if any, made to the image after scanning, so as to retain the lovely, vintage look. Any spots or marks are a condition of the original work.
Willem and Joan Blaeu Map, Xaintonge, Saintonge, France, 17th century