The topics of this blog are Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, and the IDEAL CITY built on his command next to his magnificent CHÂTEAU on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, in France.

Thursday 16 April 2020

Tassin's map of Richelieu

The Tassin map of the Ville Idéale

Christophe Tassin (* early 17th century in France; † 1660 in France), also known as Nicolas Tassin, Christophe Nicolas Tassin or Christophe Le Tassin, was a French cartographer who worked in a series of atlases regions in France, Spain, Germany and Switzerland. He seems to have published most of his first prints in Paris from 1633 to 1635. His publishers included Melchior Tavernier (1594–1665), Sébastien Cramoisy (1584–1669) and Michael van Lochum (1601–1647). Almost nothing has survived from his closer circumstances.

Tassin's Cartouche of the Cité