The Thursday Three- Maps, whales, butterflies

DSC02538#1-Here is my antique map of the Languedoc. Posted before but it is so precious and beautiful & evocative that I thought I would share it with newer followers.

I can date it to somewhere between 1648 and 1659, when the Treaty of the Pyrenees changed the French/Spanish border and ceded the city of Perpignan  to France, note the way the border used to skirt around Perpignan (Perpinya) close to the coast in the detailed photo. So our seaside place was originally in Spain.

DSC03136The Languedoc region is a different shape today, but many place names are still identifiable. I am looking for the right vintage frame .

# 2-I have this great copy of a whaling log also destined for France, because the colours will work!

and #3 this pretty 20’s/30’s amber pressed glass dressing table set

DSC01509 - Copy

 

 

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About coteetcampagne

Artist, period home maker, renovator, restorer, Francophile. My mission is to save the old stuff, one beautiful piece at a time
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7 Responses to The Thursday Three- Maps, whales, butterflies

  1. Osyth says:

    Oddly enough I have been feeling bit Moby Dick the last couple of days …. your whaling log coincides with feeling better today 🙂

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  2. poshbirdy says:

    Love the map! Amazing to have such a fantastic old document. And the whale log is beautiful

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  3. A whaling log? How weird and wonderful!

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