Love old maps, they such beauts – unfortunately this map from 1593 by Cornelis de Jode from Speculum Orbis Terrarum. It’s a hand colored copper engraving showing Vermandois (in Picardy) and engraved by Joannes and Lucas van Deutecum has a few tears and repairs and is in a rather poor condition – still its beautiful.
Another thing that would enhance it would be a connection with vineyards on it. An interesting thing is that my interest in History and old things also get me interested in the regions and there local food and wine traditions. Picardy is a northern region in France. I can’t say that I’ve tasted any wines from this region, though I’ve tasted some local Calvados and ciders from Bray (in the middle of map spelled Braÿ). If you have any tips on Picardy wines I would love to have them 🙂