Antique Map-FRANCE-BERRY-Mercator-1600
Antique Map-FRANCE-BERRY-Mercator-1600

Original Antique Maps and Prints. 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 :’Berry ducatus. Map of the french province of Berry. Copper engraved map showing the cities of Bourges, Chateauneuf, etc. Condition: Excellent; general age related toning. Paper edges a bit frayed and with small tears. Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 55.5 x 46 cm. The image size is ca. 43 x 34 cm. Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 21.9 x 18.1 inch. 16.9 x 13.4 inch. Medium: Copperplate engraving on verge type hand laid paper with watermark. ThePrintsCollector – Laurentius Old Master Prints Frans Laurentius Margo van Latum-van Dongen, Frank van Latum Located in Zeeland (Noord-Brabant) – The Netherlands. GO TO OUR STORE and explore our huge collection of fine antique maps and prints. Combined orders are possible! The item “Antique Map-FRANCE-BERRY-Mercator-1600″ is in sale since Friday, November 16, 2018. 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.
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