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Li Governi d’Angió, del Saumurois, della Touraine, e Poitou, d’Aunis, e Saintonge, con quello d’Angoumois.

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Article ID EUF3739
Artist Zatta (1757-1797)
Antonio Zatta (1757 – 1797) was an Italian cartographer who was based in Venice. One of his major contributions include the Atlante Novissimo, a four volume atlas of the world in very high scientific quality.
Title Li Governi d’Angió, del Saumurois, della Touraine, e Poitou, d’Aunis, e Saintonge, con quello d’Angoumois.
Year dated 1777
Description
Map shows the historical provinces of France  Anjou (city Angers), Touraine (city Tours), Poitou (Poitiers), Aunis (city La Rochelle), Saintonge (city Saintes), Angoumois (city Angouleme), Saumurois (city Saumur) with a decorative title cartouche.

At first Anjou was included in the gouvernement (or military command) of Orléanais, but in the 17th century was made into a separate one. Saumur, however, and the Saumurois, for which King Henry IV had in 1589 created an independent military governor-generalship in favour of Duplessis-Mornay, continued till the Revolution to form a separate gouvernement, which included, besides Anjou, portions of Poitou and Mirebalais.
Place of Publication Venice
Dimensions (cm)40,5 x 31,5
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print

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