Touraine Map c1608 ~ yours to explore and download


Here’s a cute map, c1608, of the area of South Touraine between La Haye (Descartes) to Azay. The early C17th spelling of place names is of interest as are the lack of details of roads but the significance of rivers and bridges.

The image is an extract from the online map Tvronensis dvcatvs et confinivm Galliae Celticae descriptio created by Abraham Ortelius and Jan Baptist Vrients. It is online courtesy of the National Library of Australia (Australia TROVE). You can view the full map here and then using the tools at the top of the screen you can focus on the area of the Touraine which is of interest.

South Touraine c1608

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About Jim McNeill

I am a blogger on 'The Social History of the Touraine region of France (37)' and also 'The Colonial History of Pennsylvania and the life & Family of William Penn'. I am a Director of Fresh Ground Group Ltd.
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2 Responses to Touraine Map c1608 ~ yours to explore and download

  1. Jim McNeill says:

    Hi
    Yes, it’s interesting that the map’s not what you could call perfect! But, for people who’d previously kept maps of thier landscape in their heads it must have been mind-blowing to see the reletive position of towns and villages of the region.
    I love it my neighbouring village of Neuillly-le-Brignon was once named Neuilly-le-noble!

  2. drofmit4108 says:

    I think I’d get lost using this map, Jim.
    It is all over the shop!!

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