1633 Mercator Hondius Map of Charolais Burgundy France

Title: Carte Geometrique des Environs de l’Estang de Longpendu, d’ont leau Tombe dans l’Ocean et dans la Mediterranee Comprenant Grand Part du Comte du Charolois. Par Ian van Damme Sr. Medium: Copperplate engraving on high quality handmade laid paper with. Color: Outline Hand Colored. Credits: Henry Hondius (cartographer / engraver /publishers), from the. Of the famous Mercator’s Atlas Sive, Cosmographicae Meditations. The map is in excellent condition i. Clear and clean image, strong and bright paper, original wide full margin, vivid colors, and slight but even age toning. It was issued with a centerfold and. There are some minor. Around the edge of margins, a few very short [1/4 inch] tears. Reinforced as shown by the detailed photo. Ample photos [front, back, and details] in high resolution are presented for your convenience of identification and judging its excellent quality independently. Highly decorative map of. Charolais [present day Saone-et-Loire of Bourgogne, central France] region of France. Was a map published by Henry Hondius [an important 17th century Dutch map maker, son of Jocodus Hondius and successor of the Mercator s Atlas] in 163. Oriented with East at the top, t. He map was beautifully hand colored in outlines and decorated with title cartouche which gives credit to the original cartographer of. , beautiful coat of arms. Mountains, forests, and its extensive river systems. Please note the very modest starting price e. 0 for the same item of lesser quality with no reserve for this very interesting and highly displayable collector. S item [especially in such nice condition]. Not a modern, later copy or reproduction and as described. Just one of inkFrog’s. The item “1633 Mercator Hondius Map of Charolais Burgundy France” is in sale since Tuesday, December 13, 2011. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “shiyie” and is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Condition: Used
  • Type: Antique Map
  • Region: Central Europe
  • Original or Reproduction: Original
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1607 Mercator & Hondius Original Antique Map of the Dombe Ain Dept. France, Lyon

1607 Mercator & Hondius Original Antique Map of the Dombe Ain Dept. France, Lyon

1607 Mercator & Hondius Original Antique Map of the Dombe Ain Dept. France, Lyon

Company Details – About ME. La Principaute De Dombes. This beautifully hand coloured original antique map of the Dombes – now a part of the Ain Dept. Region of France – centering on the cities of Mascon & Lyon surrounded by the Saone and Rhone Rivers – was published in the 1607 Latin edition of Mercators Atlas published by Henricus Hondius and Jan Jansson. Dombes is an historic region of east-south-eastern France, once an independent municipality, formerly part of the province of Burgundy, and now a district comprised in the département of Ain, and bounded W. By the Saône River, by the Rhône, E. By the Ain and N. By the district of Bresse. (Ref: Burden; Koeman; Tooley; M&B). Please note all items auctioned are genuine, we do not sell reproductions. A Certificate of Authenticity (COA) can be issued on request. This is an authentic antique map, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy. The term’original’ when applied means that it was printed at the date of publication. Map or Print’ means any image created by applying an inked block to paper under pressure using a printing press, by hand. Various materials were used for the inked block’s including wood engraving, steel engraving, copper-plate, wood cut and lithography. Condition Report: Paper thickness and quality: – Heavy and stable Paper color: – off white Age of map color: – Early Colors used: – Yellow, pink, green General color appearance: – Authentic Paper size: – 22in x 19in (560mm x 480mm) Plate size: – 18in x 14in (460mm x 360mm) Margins: – Min 1in (25mm). Imperfections: Margins: – Age toning Plate area: – Age toning Verso: – Age toning. Overall Quality (in Bold): Perfect/ Fine /Very Good/Good/Fair/Poor. Gerard Mercator (Kremer) 1512-94. For nearly sixty years, during the most important and exciting period in the story of modern map making, Gerard Mercator was the supreme cartographer, his name, second only to Ptolemy, synonymous with the form of map projection still in use today. Although not the inventor of this type of projection he was the first to apply it to navigational charts in such a form that compass bearings could be plotted on charts in straight lines, thereby providing seamen with a solution to an age-old problem of navigation at sea. His influence transformed land surveying and his researches and calculations led him to break away from Ptolemy’s conception of the size and outline of the Continents, drastically reducing the longitudinal length of Europe and Asia and altering the shape of the Old World as visualized in the early sixteenth century. Mercator was born in Rupelmonde in Flanders and studied in Louvain under Gemma Frisius, Dutch writer, astronomer and mathematician. He established himself there as a cartographer and instrument and globe maker, and when he was twenty-five drew and engraved his first map (of Palestine) and went on to produce a map of Flanders (1540) supervising the surveying and completing the drafting and engraving himself. The excellence of his work brought him the patronage of Charles V for whom he constructed a globe, 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 culminating in large-scale maps of Europe (1554), the British Isles (1564) and the famous World Map on 18 sheets drawn to his new projection (1569). All these early maps are exceedingly rare, some being known by only one copy. In later life he devoted himself to his edition of the maps in Ptolemy’s Geographia, reproduced in his own engraving as nearly as possible in their original form, and to the preparation of his 3-volume collection of maps to which, for the first time, the word’Atlas’ was applied. The word was chosen, he wrote,’to honor the Titan, Atlas, King of Mauritania, a learned philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer’. The first two parts of the Atlas were published in 1585 and 1589 and the third, with the first two making a complete edition, in 1595 the year after Mercator’s death. Mercator’s sons and grandsons were all cartographers and made their contributions in various ways to the great atlas. Rumold, in particular, was responsible for the complete edition in 1595. After a second complete edition in 1602, 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. Classical Images was founded 1998 and has built an excellent reputation for supplying high quality original antiquarian works on paper at affordable prices. We carry an extensive inventory of antiquarian collectibles from the 15th to 19th century, a period that produced achievements by some of historys finest explorers, scientists and artists. Classical Images adheres to the Codes of Ethics outlined by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA). We are enthusiastic collectors ourselves of Antiquarian treasures and are happy to share our knowledge, discuss issues and provide information and assistance, both in general and about items we offer for sale. Thank you Simon & Andrea Mayers. Since purchasing online does not give the opportunity to examine our merchandise directly we strive to give you as much information as possible in the description, condition report and images supplied for each item. We value our customers highly and will make every effort to satisfy all issues that arise. Attention Sellers – Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “1607 Mercator & Hondius Original Antique Map of the Dombe Ain Dept. France, Lyon” is in sale since Sunday, April 29, 2018. 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.
  • Condition: Used
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1613 Mercator Hondius map LOWER ALSACE, FRANCE

1613 Mercator Hondius map LOWER ALSACE, FRANCE. Map of Lower Alsace, “Alsatia Inferior” , by Gerard Mercator from 1613 French edition of Mercator/Hondius atlas. Top of the map is oriented west. Folio map, overall size 47 x 54.5 cm, image size 36 x 43 cm, on good paper, fold as issued, uniform age browning, original coloring, overall in very good to excellent condition. On the back text on Lower Alsace in French. Please contact me if you have any questions. Please don’t pay before you receive invoice from me. The item “1613 Mercator Hondius map LOWER ALSACE, FRANCE” is in sale since Wednesday, February 22, 2017. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “adriaticmaps” and is located in Zagreb, Croatia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Condition: Used
  • Type: Map
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
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Mercator Map of Lothringia Lorraine France 1650

Sheetsize: 57 x 48 cm. Condition: please see photo, lower centrefold with split touching the border of the map. The item “Mercator Map of Lothringia Lorraine France 1650″ is in sale since Tuesday, December 03, 2013. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps”. The seller is “odetowhitman*” and is located in Berlin. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Condition: Used
  • Type: Map
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MERCATOR France Champagne 1650

Sheetsize: 55 x 46 cm. Condition: please see photo, lower margin with slight repairs. The item “MERCATOR France Champagne 1650″ is in sale since Friday, November 22, 2013. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps”. The seller is “odetowhitman*” and is located in Berlin. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Condition: Used
  • Maker: mercator
  • Type: Map
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1633 (1585) Mercator Map SOUTHERN FRANCE Pyrénées to Monaco to Burgundy SCARCE

Aquitania Australis Regnu Arelatense Cum Cinfinijs. 47.5 cm x 35.5 cm copperplate engraving, 56 cm x 47.5 cm sheet size, modern hand colour, Amsterdam, engraved in Duisberg circa 1585, printed in Amsterdam 1633. We are pleased to offer this scarce example of the map (Van der Krogt 4002:1) of southern France compiled by the renowned Gerard Mercator. Bisected by the Rhone, the map follows the Mediterranean coast from Monaco into Spain and extends from south of the Pyrénées well into Burgundy. Mercator’s eponymous world map projection. Which in the felicitous phrase of his biographer. Nicholas Crane “reconciled the sphere and the plane”, combined with his unsurpassed dedication and skill as a cartographer and engraver make him without question the most famous mapmaker of all time. This example of the map was printed for the 1633 German edition of the famous Mercator-Hondius Atlas. The master engraver (and a fine geographer in his own right) Jodocus Hondius. Given the quality of the cartography and the superb engraving work including elegant calligraphy, it is no surprise that Mercator’s maps were still unsurpassed and continued to be issued decades after the plates were engraved as is the case here. Quite decorative with bold pictorial topography, this example exhibits hand colour work of the finest calibre, and will make an elegant presentation if matted and framed. We begin our survey of the map with the garlanded strapwork title caroutche – many of the ornate cartouches used by Mercator, Ortelius and other mapmakers of the time were derived from a series of ornament prints by the Dutch polymath Hans Vredeman de Vries. Note how plate is engraved with wavy lines in the Gironde estuary to illustrate outflow. Mileage scale and Mercator’s publishing privilege are presented in Spain – note bold pictorial representation of Pyrénées. To get a sense of map detail consider that the distance from Lyon to Geneva as seen below measures just 7 cm actual size. Note elegant calligraphy throughout – Mercator was a master calligrapher and wrote a highly influential treatise on the use of the “italic hand”. Provence and the lower Rhone – map shows Monaco, Nice and Antibes. To illustrate the cachet the Mercator name brought to marketing the Mercator-Hondius atlas, the famous frontispiece seen below shows Jodocus Hondius in fruitful collaboration with the great man himself, a wholly fictitious scenario. Still, the Hondius clan deserves great credit for rejuvenating Mercator’s Atlas and bringing to fruition the kind of cartographic collection Mercator originally envisioned. Note the small dog by the armillary sphere – symbol of the Hondius family and their printer’s mark De wackere Hondt (the watchful dog). The extensive German text on verso (derived by the Hondius firm from a variety of sources) is a fascinating document in and of itself – we present excerpts derived from the 1636 English edition below. Caesar divideth Gallia from Aquitania by the Gironde. It riseth out of the Pyrenaean Mountains and having visited Bordeaux and other places mingles itselfe with the Aquitanian Sea, by a mouth of two leagues breadth; at that entrance whereof there are some rocks which are called the Asses… ” “The Rhone was knowne by all Writers both the Greeke, who called it Podanos, and the Latine. Woodcut device on verso. Condition – Please note carefully: This 379-year-old map is in excellent condition as can be ascertained from photos, strong impression with prominent platemark, image area essentially pristine, centrefold as issued. Map exhibits some minor offset, most notably the afterimage of left border present in right margin; the extent of the offset can be evaluated in each of the large detail photos. Trivial soft creasing to margin extremities and verso exhibits small University of Copenhagen library stamp; deaccessioned with proper provenance. Part of original binding strip present on verso with its outline faintly visible on recto. Minor soiling and two trivial repaired chips to margin extremities. In all a fine example of an scarce and beautifully engraved map with superb hand colour work that will make a fine 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 (1585) Mercator Map SOUTHERN FRANCE Pyrénées to Monaco to Burgundy SCARCE” is in sale since Thursday, March 22, 2012. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “regiomontanus” and is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. 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  • Condition: Used
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