1638 Henricus Hondius Antique Map of the Principality of Dombes, Ain, SE France

1638 Henricus Hondius Antique Map of the Principality of Dombes, Ain, SE France

1638 Henricus Hondius Antique Map of the Principality of Dombes, Ain, SE France

1638 Henricus Hondius Antique Map of the Principality of Dombes, Ain, SE France

La Principaute De Dombes. 22in x 19in (560mm x 480mm). (A+) Fine Condition. This beautifully hand coloured original copper-plate engraved antique map of the Principality of Dombes of south-eastern France – now a part of the Ain Dept. Centering on the cities of Mascon & Lyon on the Saone and Rhone Rivers – was published in the 1638 Latin edition of Mercators Atlas published by Henricus Hondius. 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: – 22in x 19in (560mm x 480mm) Plate size: – 18in x 14in (460mm x 360mm) Margins: – Min 1in (25mm). Margins: – None Plate area: – None Verso: – Age toning. Background: The Dombes is an area in south-eastern France, once an independent municipality, formerly part of the province of Burgundy, and now a district comprised in the department of Ain, and bounded on the west by the Saône River, by the Rhône, on the east by the Ain and on the north by the district of Bresse. The Dombes once formed part of the kingdom of Arles. In the 11th century, when the kingdom began to break up, the northern part of the Dombes came under the power of the lords of Bâgé, and in 1218, by the marriage of Marguerite de Baugé with Humbert IV of Beaujeu, passed to the lords of Beaujeu. The southern portion was held in succession by the lords of Villars and of Thoire. Its lords took advantage of the excommunication of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor to assert their complete independence of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1400, Louis II, Duke of Bourbon, acquired the northern part of the Dombes, together with the lordship of Beaujeu, and two years later bought the southern part from the sires de Thoire, forming the whole into a new sovereign principality of the Dombes, with Trévoux as its capital. The principality was confiscated by King Francis I of France in 1523, along with the other possessions of the Constable de Bourbon, was granted in 1527 to the queen-mother, Louise of Savoy, and after her death was held successively by kings Francis I, Henry II and Francis II, and by Catherine de\’ Medici. In 1561 it was granted to Louis, duc de Montpensier, by whose descendants it was held till, in 1682, Anne Marie Louise of Orléans, the duchess of Montpensier, gave it to Louis XIV\’s bastard, the Duke of Maine, as part of the price for the release of her lover Lauzun. He was made colonel-general of the Swiss regiment, governor of Languedoc and master of the hounds of France. He was succeeded, as prince of Dombes, by his brother the count of Eu, who in 1762 surrendered the principality to the crown. The little principality of Dombes showed in some respects signs of a vigorous life; the princes mint and printing works at Trévoux were long famous, and the college at Thoissey was well endowed and influential. He is known for his work in association with many of the cartographers and publishers prominent at the end of the sixteenth and the beginning of the seventeenth century. 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. When Jodocus II died in 1629, he and his brother, Henricus Hondius, while collaborating on the Hondius Atlas Major, had established and maintained separate business for some 10 years. Jodocus\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’ death enabled the competing cartographer, Willem Blaeu to acquire a large number of Jodocus\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’ map plates, which he promptly published in 1630 as the Atlantis Appendix. Henricus, in the meantime, had been counting on Jodocus\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’ new plates to enhance his own, by then outdated, Hondius Atlas Major. A surviving contract dated March 2, 1630 reveals that Henricus Hondius and his partner Joannes Janssonius hired engravers to produce a number of new map plates copying the work of Jodocus now in the hands of the Blaeu firm. This map was among the most important of that group and accounts for variants of this map being issued by competing Blaeu and Hondius firms. 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. 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