Historic Map : Vaugondy Antique Map of Counties of Hainaut and Cambrai - Historic Pictoric

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  • MUSEUM QUALITY INKS AND PAPER: Printed on thick 192gsm heavyweight matte paper with archival giclee inks, this historic fine art will decorate your wall for years to come.
  • VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: Add style to any room\'s decor with this beautiful print. Whether your interior design is modern or classic, a map is never out of fashion.
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL: We edit every antique map for image quality, color and vibrance, so it can look its best while retaining historical character. Makes a great gift!
  • FRAME READY: Your unframed poster will arrive crease-free, rolled in a sturdy mailing tube. Many maps fit easy-to-find standard size frames 16x20, 16x24, 18x24, 24x30, 24x36, saving on custom framing.
  • Watermarks will not appear in the printed picture. Some blemishes, tears, or stamps may be removed from the final print.
This is an uncommon 1754 map of the western Belgium and northern France by Robert de Vaugondy. The map depicts part of modern day Belgium and France, which was at the time this map was made, part of the counties of Hainaut, Flanders, Cambrai, Namur, the Duchy of Brabant and Liege. It extends from Brussels in Belgium south to Hirson in France and from Douai east as far as Gemblouin x, Belgium. The entire region shows extraordinary detailed, offering both topographical and political information, with forests and mountains beautifully rendered in profile.The County of Hainaut, an historical lordship within the Holy Roman Empire, was an important region of the Low Counties and was ruled by the Spanish Habsburgs until 1714. It would be ceded to the French in 1797.A beautifully engraved title cartouche adorns the top right quadrant. Issued in the 1757 issue of the Atlas Universal. The Atlas Universal was one of the first atlases based upon actual surveys. Therefore, this map is highly accurate (for the period) and has most contemporary town names correct, though historic names are, in many cases, incorrect or omitted.

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