1638 Joducus Hondius Antique Map Poitou Region, France, Huguenots Fled to Acadia
1638 Joducus Hondius Antique Map Poitou Region, France, Huguenots Fled to Acadia

1638 Joducus Hondius Antique Map Poitou Region, France, Huguenots Fled to Acadia

1638 Joducus Hondius Antique Map Poitou Region, France, Huguenots Fled to Acadia

1638 Joducus Hondius Antique Map Poitou Region, France, Huguenots Fled to Acadia

The Descripition of the Countie of Poictov or Poictiers. 22 1/4in x 18 1/2in (570mm x 470mm). (A) Very Good Condition. This beautifully hand coloured original copper-plate engraved antique map of the Poitou region of SW France centering on the cities of Nantes and Rochelle was published in the rare 1636 English edition of Gerard Mercators Atlas, published later by Henricus Hondius and Jan Jansson. As there were so few of these atlases published with English text on the verso that maps from them are now understandably scarce. Paper thickness and quality: – Heavy and stable Paper color : – off white Age of map color: – Original Colors used: – Yellow, green, blue, pink General color appearance: – Authentic Paper size: – 22 1/4in x 18 1/2in (570mm x 470mm) Plate size: – 19 1/2in x 15in (500mm x 380mm) Margins: – Min 1in (25mm). Margins: – Centrefold re-joined with light uplift Plate area: – Centrefold re-joined with light uplift, light creasing Verso: – Light creasing, small repair bottom left not affecting the image. Background: Poitou was a province of west-central France whose capital city was Poitiers. The main historical cities are Poitiers Châtellerault (France\’s kings establishment in Poitou), Niort, La Roche-sur-Yon, Thouars, and Parthenay. The region of Poitou was called Thifalia (or Theiphalia) in the sixth century. There is a marshland called the Poitevin Marsh (French Marais Poitevin) on the Gulf of Poitou, on the west coast of France, just north of La Rochelle and west of Niort. By the Treaty of Paris of 1259, King Henry III of England recognized his loss of continental Plantaganet territory to France (including Normandy, Maine, Anjou, and Poitou). During the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries Poitou was a hotbed of Huguenot (French Calvinist) activity among the nobility and bourgeoisie and was severely affected by the French Wars of Religion (15621598). Many of the Acadians who settled in what is now Nova Scotia beginning in 1604, and later in New Brunswick, came from the region of Poitou. After the Acadians were deported by the British beginning in 1755, some of them eventually took refuge in Québec. A large portion of these refugees were also deported to Louisiana in 1785 and eventually became known as Cajuns (from Acadians). After the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, a strong Counter-Reformation effort was made by the French Roman Catholic Church; in 1793, this was partially responsible for the three-year-long open revolt against the French Revolutionary Government in the Bas-Poitou (Département of Vendée). Indeed, during Napoleons Hundred Days in 1815, the Vendée stayed loyal to the Restoration Monarchy of King Louis XVIII and Napoleon dispatched 10,000 troops under General Lamarque to pacify the region. As noted by Lampert, The persistent Huguenots of 17th Century Poitou and the fiercely Catholic rebellious Royalists of what came be the Vendée of the late 18th Century had ideologies very different, indeed diametrically opposed to each other. The common thread connecting both phenomena is a continuing assertion of a local identity and opposition to the central government in Paris, whatever its composition and identity. In the region where Louis XIII and Louis XIV had encountered stiff resistance, the House of Bourbon gained loyal and militant supporters exactly when it had been overthrown and when a Bourbon loyalty came to imply a local loyalty in opposition to the new central government, that of Robespierre. A native of Flanders, he grew up in Ghent, apprenticed as an instrument and globe maker and map engraver. In 1584, to escape the religious troubles sweeping the Low Countries at that time, he fled to London where he spent some years before finally settling in Amsterdam about 1593. In the London period he came into contact with the leading scientists and geographers of the day and engraved maps in The Mariner\\\’s Mirrour, the English edition of Waghenaer\\\’s Sea Atlas, as well as others with Pieter van den Keere, his brother-in-law. No doubt his temporary exile in London stood him in good stead, earning him an international reputation, for it could have been no accident that Speed chose Hondius to engrave the plates for the maps in The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine in the years between 1605 and 1610. In 1604 Hondius bought the plates of Mercator\\\’s Atlas which, in spite of its excellence, had not competed successfully with the continuing demand for the Ortelius Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. To meet this competition Hondius added about 40 maps to Mercator\\\’s original number and from 1606 published enlarged editions in many languages, still under Mercator\\\’s name but with his own name as publisher. These atlases have become known as the Mercator/Hondius series. The following year the maps were reengraved in miniature form and issued as a pocket Atlas Minor. After the death of Jodocus Hondius the Elder in 1612, work on the two atlases, folio and miniature, was carried on by his widow and sons, Jodocus II and Henricus, and eventually in conjunction with Jan Jansson in Amsterdam. In all, from 1606 onwards, nearly 50 editions with increasing numbers of maps with texts in the main European languages were printed. Summaries of these issues are given under the entry for Gerard Mercator. Jodocus Hondius the Elder 1588 Maps in The Mariner\\\’s Mirrour (Waghenaer/Ashley) 1590 World Map in two hemispheres illustrating Drake\\\’s circumnavigation c. 1591-92 Hiberniae novissima descrzptio: Boazio\\\’s map of Ireland: Engraved by Pieter van den Keere 1595 Europe (wall map): with Pieter van den Keere 1598 World and the Continents 1599 Maps for Caert Thresoor (Langenesi Cornelis Claesz), with Pieter van den Keere 1602-03 – 12 English County maps for William Smith (\\\’anonymous maps\\\’) 1605 Ptolemy\\\’s Geographia (Mercator) 1618-19 Re-issued 1605-10 Maps for The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine (Speed) 1606 World Atlas (Mercator/Hondius series) (see under \\\’Gerard Mercator\\\’ for further detail) 1607 Atlas Minor (Mercator/Hondius series) (see under \\\’Gerard Mercator\\\’ for further detail) 1608 World Map on Mercator\\\’s projection Jodocus Hondius II 1612-21 (Mercator) Atlas Minor 5 editions published in co-operation with Jan Jansson the Elder see under Gerard Mercator (Atlas Minor) for further detail 1613 Map of Scandinavia 1616 View of London Cl. Visscher 1616 Tabularum geographicarum (Petrus Bertius) Miniature world atlas (8vo): edition (with new maps) of the Caert Thresoor published in 1598-99 1618 Re-issued in Latin and French 1617-18 World Map: double hemisphere The first map to show Tierra del Fuego as an island as a result of the discoveries made on the Schouten/Le Maire voyage of 1615-17. 1624 World Map on Mercator\\\’s projection 1629 Atlas (without title or text) 42 maps, mostly by Hondius, not included in the Mercator/Hondius editions Henricus Hondius (1606) Mercator\\\’s Atlas (Mercator/Hondius/Jansson) 1613, 1619 Editions published by the widow of Jodocus Hondius the Elder, and Jodocus II and Henricus. 1623-335 editions published by Henricus alone. 1633-41 5 editions in conjunction with Jan Jansson. Please note all items auctioned are genuine, we do not sell reproductions. A Certificate of Authenticity (COA) can be issued on request. What is an Antique Map. The word Antique in the traditional sense refers to an item that is more than a hundred years old. The majority of antique maps for sale today come from books or atlases and have survived due to the protection offered by the hardback covers. The first thing to determine when staring a collection or purchasing an item, is what is important to you. Most collectors prefer to build their collections around a theme. You may decide to collect maps from one region or country, charting its development through time. Similarly you could collect maps of one particular period in time, by type i. Sea or celestial charts or by cartographer. The collector might also want to consider the theme of cartographical misconceptions such as California as an island or Australia as Terra Australis or the Great Southern Land. The subject is so wide that any would-be-collector has almost endless possibilities to find his own little niche within the field, and thereby build a rewarding collection. Starting a collection & pricing. Pricing is based on a number of different factors, the most important of which is regional. In any series of maps the most valuable are usually the World Map and the America/North America. The World because it is usually the most decorative and America because it has the strongest regional market. Other factors that come into play re: price is rarity, age, size, historical importance, decorative value (colour) and overall condition and quality of paper it is printed on. As specialised dealers, we frequently work with first time map buyers who are just starting their collection. Classical Images was founded 1998 and has built an excellent reputation for supplying high quality original antiquarian maps, historical atlases, antique books and prints. We carry an extensive inventory of antiquarian collectibles from the 15th to 19th century. Our collection typically includes rare books and decorative antique maps and prints by renowned cartographers, authors and engravers. Specific items not listed may be sourced on request. Classical Images adheres to the Codes of Ethics outlined by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA). We are a primarily an online based enterprise, however our inventory may be viewed by appointment. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “1638 Joducus Hondius Antique Map Poitou Region, France, Huguenots Fled to Acadia” is in sale since Wednesday, February 27, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “searching01″ and is located in Ivanhoe, VIC. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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