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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 a fine 1753 map of the French winemaking regions of Maine, Perche, Touraine, Anjou and Saumur by Robert de Vaugondy. It covers from Fougeres east to Chartres and from Domfront south as far as Parthenay and depicts the whole or parts of the modern day departments of Mayenne, Sarthe, Eure-et-Loir, Indre-et-Loire, Maine-et-Loire and Vienne. The map renders the entire region in extraordinary detail offering both topographical and political information with forests and mountains beautifully rendered in profile. The important cities of Le Mans, Tours and Angers are identified.

This region, which hugs the Loire Valley, is famed for is beautiful Chateauin x and for producing some of the world's finest wines. Maine-et-Loire itself is home to the largest vineyard in the Loire Valley. It is also known for its production of Port-Salut, a distinctive, semi-soft cow's milk cheese. Indre-et-Loire is known for its production of Chenin Blanc, a white wine grape with a high acidity, and wide variety of goat cheeses, while the famous Chartres Cathedral is located in the Eure-et-Loir region.

The map includes a beautifully engraved title cartouche near the right border. This map was drawn by Robert de Vaugondy in 1753 and published in the 1757 issue of his Atlas Universal.

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