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Galliae Veteris Typus
The Galliae Veteris Typus (France) from the Composite Atlas of France was first published in 1630 by Jodocus Hondius Jr. and was republished in other atlases until 1633. As with the previous maps in the Composite Atlas of France this map was also used for drawing practice. The right verso of the map features red chalk drawings of a face and animals. Underneath the red chalk is a signature, reading "Younnis Carnah X 4" made in iron gall ink, indicating someone practiced their signature on the blank verso before it was later used for sketching.