1633 Jansson Map BEAUCE (Eure-et-Loir) Chartres Orléans Paris France DECORATIVE
1633 Jansson Map BEAUCE (Eure-et-Loir) Chartres Orléans Paris France DECORATIVE

49.5 cm x 37.5 cm copperplate engraving, 56 cm x 47 cm sheet size, modern hand colour, Amsterdam, engraved circa 1631, printed 1633. We are pleased to offer this scarce original map of the Beauce. Jansson (also known as Janssonius) married the daughter of the great engraver and cartographer Jodocus Hondius in 1612 and published his maps independently, but he joined the Hondius firm in 1630 and began contributing maps to their popular Mercator/Hondius atlas, eventually taking over the firm after the death of his brother-in-law Henricus Hondius. Jansson’s original maps are nearly all derivative of other earlier maps (he often made close copies of Blaeu maps, presumably to the great irritation of Joan Blaeu) but they are all very finely engraved, and usually quite decorative. This example of the map is from the 1633 German language edition of the atlas, and had been previously published in Jansson’s 1631 Atlas of France Theatrum Universae Galliae. The map is presented in a “sideways” western orientation so Chartres, although located to the southwest, appears “above” Paris etc. Quite decorative and beautifully engraved, this example will make a fine presentation if matted and framed. Decorative title cartouche – note tiny “bricks” in frame, gargoyle heads. Mileage scale on monument with gilt fleur-de-lys. To get a sense of map detail consider that the distance from Paris to Chartres as seen below measures 22 cm actual size. Note pictorial topography, tiny “forests”. The extensive German text on verso is a fascinating document in and of itself. A representative excerpt derived from the 1636 English edition of the Atlas. It (Orléans) is one of the most famous Universities in of France which Philip the Fair founded Anno 1312, wherein is chiefly taught the civil law, and where they speak the best and purest French in France… Condition – Please note carefully: This 379-year-old map is in overall very good condition as can be ascertained from photos, strong impression with distinct platemark, superb hand colour work , image area essentially pristine. The map exhibits a crease in lower left corner margin that just crosses into image area before terminating as can be evaluated in photos. There is some trivial scattered offset in unprinted areas that can be evaluated in photos; also some minor show-through of text on verso in unprinted areas as is usual with this edition. Verso exhibits small University of Copenhagen library stamp; deaccessioned with proper provenance. Part of original binding strip is present on verso and its outline is faintly visible on recto. In all a well-preserved example with superb hand colour work that will make an elegant presentation if matted and framed. Welcome and we encourage you to visit our other auctions. Such charges are typically collected by the courier, e. Personal cheques will not be accepted. In response to frequent inquiries, please be advised that the terms. An image printed on a sheet of paper, and that all such items are unconditionally guaranteed to be original and authentic – we never offer reproductions. Please see our glossary. We conduct our business in accordance with the Code of Ethics. Some to beautify their halls, parlours and chambers… Maps begin as dreams, pass through a finite life in the world, and resume as dreams again… Maps and Atlases Globes and Planetaria Historic Town Views and Plans Engravings, Woodcuts and Lithographs Books and Ephemera Scientific Instruments Curiosities and Oddities. The item “1633 Jansson Map BEAUCE (Eure-et-Loir) Chartres Orléans Paris France DECORATIVE” is in sale since Friday, March 09, 2012. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “regiomontanus” and is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, China, Thailand, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.
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