Languedoc & Roussillon
The Region of Good Wine
Languedoc, de Foix et de Roussilon, Carte des Gouvernements, avec la Partie Orientale du Gouv. de Guienne. With charming large title-cartouche by J. Arrivet decorated with fruit + grain with his invenit and engraver’s monogram and miles indicator. Regional map by Rigobert Bonne (Raucourt, Ard., 1727 – 1795). Engraving colored in outline. A Paris Chez Lattré rue St. Jacques a la ville de Bordeaux 1771. 17⅜ × 14⅛ in (44.1 × 35.8 cm).
“ The Roman aqueduct and the wine :
ciphers for the eternal in the life of man
in the southern French Languedooc ”
(Rob Kieffer in the FAZ of August 10, 2006). – Eastern frontier the Rhone with estuary + Camargue, marked here the shore-line expanded visibly into the Gulf between 1704 + 1758. Western bound on the line of Toulouse, the former capital of Languedoc, and in the south it’s going on into Spain.
Offer no. 15,188 / EUR 185. (c. US$ 202.) + shipping
“ I am curious as to the history of this (original Ridinger printing) plate (I just bought) and the others you have offered. Did you purchase them from the Ridinger estate (indirectly, indeed) or a private collector? These are truly rare one of a kind pieces ”
(Mr. L. A. F., October 28, 2003)