Very rare work, first edition, which could be the first devoted to all the rivers of France -
History and description of rivers and their tributaries since antiquity. This first volume describes the rivers of the Atlantic Ocean including La Seine and La Loire.
Father Louis Coulon was a Jesuit from 1620-1640. Then he entered the secular clergy to devote himself to the study of history and geography -
Coulon does not limit himself to describing the course of rivers. It also gives notes on the towns and regions crossed. He begins his description with L'Aa which then formed the limit of France to the north -
Le Sieur Coulon - The Rivers of France or Geographical and historical description of the course & overflow of the Rivers, Rivers, Fountains, Lakes & Ponds that water the Provinces of the Kingdom of France. With an Enumeration of the Towns, Bridges, Passages, Battles which have been given by their Shores, & other Remarkable Curiosities in each Province. Dedicated to Monsignor the Duke of Orleans - 1644 - First part -
Good condition of the binding, work in its full period vellum, good condition of the covers and the spine, rubbing from use, good condition -
Good interior condition, slight old waterstains, wormholes in the margin from page 167 to 227, pretty bands, beautiful initials -
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