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Rare map of France, likely engraved by Joost Amman in Frankfurt.

The map illustrates Charlemagne in the foreground, holding a globe aloft, with a map of France and neighboring regions as a background.

The map apparently appeared in a 1576 publication by Sigmund Feyerabend (Feyrabendt) entitled Cosmographia Das ist: Warhaffte eigentliche vnd kurtze Beschreibung, deß gantzen Erdbodems, the second part of a three part work. The text is in Gothic script by Francisco Alvarez and Johannes Schmidt was the printer.   While the map is unsigned, the attribution to Joost Amman is based upon there being other engravings in the work by Jost Amman.


Our thanks to Andrew Cookson for his help with the research for this map.