GALLIA ROMANA

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Of Gallo-Roman antiquities (15th-17th centuries)

Notice

Ville Aumagne (Charente-Maritime, 17)
Subject(s) Pier
 
Author(s) Anonymous French artist (17th century), after an original drawing by Claude Chastillon (unsigned)
 
Resource type Engraving, 17 x 19 cm (left-hand)
Date 1641 ?
Inscription

LES FANIAVLX RVINES ENTIQVES DE VAREZE AV PAIS DANGOVMOIS

References

Topographie francoise, Paris, 1641 ; ed. cit. : Paris, 1655

Bibliography

Dumolin 1930 ; Weigert 1951, pp. 307-381 ; Herme-Renault 1981, pp. 141-163 ; Pastoureau 1984, p. 108 ; Ravaux 1991 ; Maurin 1999, pp. 89-92 ; Buisseret 2000, pp. 69-73 ; Lemerle 2005, pp. 77-79

Remarks

The order of the plates vary according to the edition and even the copy of the book. The pier, represented in a very dilapidated state in the left-hand engraving by Chastillon, stood, in Roman times, beside the road connecting Saintes and Poitiers, not far from Varaize. Known as the 'Fanal of Varaize' (or alternatively 'Fanal of Villepouge' or the 'Fanal of Chagnon'), it was destroyed in 1840

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