Description: Published in Amsterdam by Mercator/Hondius ca. Artists and Engravers: Mercator was born in Rupelmonde in Flanders and studied in Louvain under Gemma Frisius, Dutch writer, astronomer and mathematician. The excellence of his work brought him the patronage of Charles V, but in spite of his favor with the Emperor he was caught up in the persecution of Lutheran protestants and charged with heresy, fortunately without serious consequences. No doubt the fear of further persecution influenced his move in 1552 to Duisburg, where he continued the production of maps, globes and instruments. Mercator’s sons and grandsons, were all cartographers and made their contributions in various ways to his atlas. Rumold, in particular, was responsible for the complete edition in 1595. The map plates were bought in 1604 by Jodocus Hondius who, with his sons, Jodocus II and Henricus, published enlarged editions which dominated the map market for the following twenty to thirty years. Subject: Map :’France Picardie Champaigne cum regionibus adiacentibus’. Map of the french provinces of Picardie and Champagne. Copper engraved map of the french provinces of Picardie and Champagne, showing the cities of Caen, Paris, Melun, Auxerre, Verdun, etc. Middle fold a bit separated in bottom part, backed. Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 51.5 x 42.5 cm. The image size is ca. 40 x 36 cm. Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 20.3 x 16.7 inch. 15.7 x 14.2 inch. Medium: Copperplate engraving on verge type hand laid paper with watermark. We guarantee our items to be genuine original. GO TO OUR STORE and explore our huge collection of fine antique maps and prints. FIND SIMILAR ITEMS IN OUR STORE. Visit our Store: we would like to invite you to review similar items in our Store or to browse through all other items in our Store. We are confident that you will find very special unique antique maps and prints in our Store. It is our privilege to have you as a customer. Register here for our Newsletter! The item “Antique Map-FRANCE-PICARDIE-CHAMPAGNE-Mercator-1590″ is in sale since Friday, September 04, 2015. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “theprintscollector” and is located in Zeeland. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Condition: Used
  • Original/Reproduction: Original Print
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Print Type: Engraving
  • Date of Creation: Pre-1800
  • Subject: Animals
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