1598 Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the city of Poitiers in Poitou France

1598 Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the city of Poitiers in Poitou France

1598 Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the city of Poitiers in Poitou France

Munster, Sebastian 1489 1552. 15in x 13 1/4in (380mm x 340mm). (A) Very Good Condition. This fine original wood block engraved antique map a birds eye view of the French city of Poitiers on the Clain River in the Vienne Dept of central western France, was published in the French Section of Sebastian Munsters 1598 edition of Cosmographia, Das ist: Beschreibung der gantzen Welt, Darinnen Aller Monarchien Keyserthumben, Königreichen, Fürstenthumben, Graff- und Herrschafften, Länderen, Stätten und Gemeinden. Ursprung Cosmographia, that is: description of the whole world, in it all monarchies Keyser thumben, kingdoms, prince thumben, graff and herrschafften, countries, places and municipalities. Poitiers is a city on the Clain river in west-central France. It is a commune and the capital of the Vienne department and also of the Poitou. The type of political organisation existing in Poitiers during the late medieval or early modern period can be glimpsed through a speech given on 14 July 1595 by Maurice Roatin, the town\’s mayor. He compared it to the Roman state, which combined three types of government: monarchy (rule by one person), aristocracy (rule by a few), and democracy (rule by the many). He said the Roman consulate corresponded to Poitiers\’ mayor, the Roman senate to the town\’s peers and échevins, and the democratic element in Rome corresponded to the fact that most important matters can not be decided except by the advice of the Mois et Cent (broad council). 1 The mayor appears to have been an advocate of a mixed constitution; not all Frenchmen in 1595 would have agreed with him, at least in public; many spoke in favour of absolute monarchy. The democratic element was not as strong as the mayor\’s words may seem to imply: in fact, Poitiers was similar to other French cities, Paris, Nantes, Marseille, Limoges, La Rochelle, Dijon, in that the town\’s governing body (corps de ville) was highly exclusive and oligarchical: a small number of professional and family groups controlled most of the city offices. In Poitiers many of these positions were granted for the lifetime of the office holder. The city government in Poitiers based its claims to legitimacy on the theory of government where the mayor and échevins held jurisdiction of the citys affairs in fief from the king: that is, they swore allegiance and promised support for him, and in return he granted them local authority. This gave them the advantage of being able to claim that any townsperson who challenged their authority was being disloyal to the king. Every year the mayor and the 24 échevins would swear an oath of allegiance between the hands of the king or his representative, usually the lieutenant général or the sénéchaussée. For example, in 1567, when Maixent Poitevin was mayor, king Henry III came for a visit, and, although some townspeople grumbled about the licentious behaviour of his entourage, Henry smoothed things over with a warm speech acknowledging their allegiance and thanking them for it. In this era, the mayor of Poitiers was preceded by sergeants wherever he went, consulted deliberative bodies, carried out their decisions, heard civil and criminal suits in first instance, tried to ensure that the food supply would be adequate, visited markets. In the 16th century, Poitiers impressed visitors because of its large size, and important features, including royal courts, university, prolific printing shops, wealthy religious institutions, cathedral, numerous parishes, markets, impressive domestic architecture, extensive fortifications, and castle. 16th-century Poitiers is closely associated with the life of François Rabelais and with the community of Bitards. The town saw less activity during the Renaissance. Few changes were made in the urban landscape, except for laying way for the rue de la Tranchée. Bridges were built where the inhabitants had used gués. A few hôtels particuliers were built at that time, such as the hôtels Jean Baucé, Fumé and Berthelot. Poets Joachim du Bellay and Pierre Ronsard met at the University of Poitiers, before leaving for Paris. During the 17th century, many people emigrated from Poitiers and the Poitou to the French settlements in the new world and thus many Acadians or Cajuns living in North America today can trace ancestry back to this region. Paper thickness and quality: – Heavy and stable Paper color : – off white Age of map color: – Colors used: – General color appearance: – Paper size: – 15in x 13 1/4in (380mm x 340mm) Plate size: – 15in x 13 1/4in (380mm x 340mm) Margins: – Min 1/4in (3mm). Margins: – L&R margins cropped into border Plate area: – Light toning along centerfold Verso: – Light toning along centerfold. Background: Cosmographia, Das ist: Beschreibung der gantzen Welt, Darinnen Aller Monarchien Keyserthumben, Königreichen, Fürstenthumben, Graff- und Herrschafften, Länderen, Stätten und Gemeinden. Ursprung, Regiment, Reichthumb, Gewalt und. Dessgleichen Aller deren, beyder Ständen, Regenten: Keysern, Königen, Bäpsten, Bischoffen. By Sebastian Münster was first published in 1544 and is the earliest German-language description of the world. It had numerous editions in different languages including Latin, French (translated by François de Belleforest), Italian, English, and Czech. The last German edition was published in 1628, long after Munsters death. The Cosmographia was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century. It passed through 24 editions in 100 years. This success was due to the notable woodcuts (some by Hans Holbein the Younger, Urs Graf, Hans Rudolph Manuel Deutsch, and David Kandel). It was most important in reviving geography in 16th-century Europe. Among the notable maps within Cosmographia is the map Tabula novarum insularum, which is credited as the first map to show the American continents as geographically discrete. Munsters earlier geographic works were Germania descriptio (1530) and Mappa Europae (1536). In 1540, he published a Latin edition of Ptolemys Geographia with illustrations. Munster, Sebastian 1489 1552 German cartographer, cosmographer, and Hebrew scholar whose work Cosmographia (1544; \\”Cosmography\\”) was the earliest German description of the world and a major work in the revival of geographic thought in 16th-century Europe. It had numerous editions in different languages including Latin, French, Italian, English, and even Czech. Altogether, about 40 editions of the Cosmographia appeared between 1544 and 1628 and was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century. Münster was a major influence in popular thinking in Europe for the next 200 years. This success was due not only to the level of descriptive detail but also to the fascinating full page maps & views as well as smaller woodcuts that were included in the text. Many of the woodcuts were executed by famous engravers of the time including Hans Holbein the Younger, Urs Graf, Hans Rudolph Manuel Deutsch, and David Kandel. Münster acquired the material for his book in three ways. Firstly he researched all available literary sources across Germany, Switzerland and other parts of Europe. Secondly he obtained original manuscript material from locals all over Europe for description of the countryside, cities, villages, towns, rivers and local history. Finally, he obtained further material first hand on his travels (primarily in south-west Germany, Switzerland, and Alsace). In 1588 Sebastian Petri re-released Cosomgraphia and re-issued many of Munsters maps and views in the \\”copperplate style\\”. The maps in this release were more sophisticated than with earlier publications of Cosomgraphia and were based on the 1570 release of Abraham Ortelius monumental work Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. (Ref: 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. 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. Attention Sellers – Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “1598 Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the city of Poitiers in Poitou France” is in sale since Saturday, March 7, 2020. 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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1598 Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the city of Poitiers in Poitou France

1598 Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the city of Poitiers in Poitou France

1598 Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the city of Poitiers in Poitou France

1598 Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the city of Poitiers in Poitou France

1598 Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the city of Poitiers in Poitou France

1598 Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the city of Poitiers in Poitou France

1598 Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the city of Poitiers in Poitou France

1598 Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the city of Poitiers in Poitou France

1598 Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the city of Poitiers in Poitou France

1598 Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the city of Poitiers in Poitou France

1598 Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the city of Poitiers in Poitou France

Title : Die Statt Puttiers Date : 1598 Condition: Good Condition Size : 15in x 13in 380mm x 340mm Description: This fine original wood block engraved antique map a birds eye view of the French city of Poitiers on the Clain River in the Vienne Dept of central western France, was published in the French Section of Sebastian Munsters 1598 edition of Cosmographia, Das ist: Beschreibung der gantzen Welt, Darinnen Aller Monarchien Keyserthumben, Königreichen, Fürstenthumben, Graff- und Herrschafften, Länderen, Stätten und Gemeinden. Ursprung Cosmographia, that is: description of the whole world, in it all monarchies Keyser thumben, kingdoms, prince thumben, graff and herrschafften, countries, places and municipalities. Paper size: – 15in x 13 1/4in (380mm x 340mm) Plate size: – 15in x 13 1/4in (380mm x 340mm) Margins: – Min 1/4in (3mm) Conditions: Borders with some small misses. Small old paper restorations. Sebastian Münster was first published in 1544 and is the earliest German-language description of the world. It had numerous editions in different languages including Latin, French (translated by François de Belleforest), Italian, English, and Czech. The last German edition was published in 1628, long after Munsters death. The Cosmographia was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century. It passed through 24 editions in 100 years. This success was due to the notable woodcuts (some by Hans Holbein the Younger, Urs Graf, Hans Rudolph Manuel Deutsch, and David Kandel). It was most important in reviving geography in 16th-century Europe. Among the notable maps within Cosmographia is the map Tabula novarum insularum, which is credited as the first map to show the American continents as geographically discrete. Munsters earlier geographic works were Germania descriptio (1530) and Mappa Europae (1536). In 1540, he published a Latin edition of Ptolemys Geographia with illustrations. SONO A VOSTRA DISPOSIZIONE PER EVENTUALI DOMANDE. CHI MI CONOSCE SA CHE LE MIE DESCRIZIONI SONO SEMPRE STATE, E SONO MOLTO ACCURATE. NON AMO RICEVERE E NEPPURE FAR TROVARE BRUTTE SORPRESE. WHO KNOWS ME CAN BE AWARE THAT MY DESCRIPTIONS ARE ALWAYS BEING PRECISE, AND I MAKE THEM REALLY CAREFULLY. I DON’T LIKE TO RECEIVE AND EITHER TO GIVE BAD SURPRISES. The item “1598 Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the city of Poitiers in Poitou France” is in sale since Monday, January 4, 2021. This item is in the category “Arte e antiquariato\Mappe, atlanti e mappamondi\Mappe, cartine e atlanti\Stranieri”. The seller is “pacoandalusia” and is located in Vogogna. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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1598 Sebastian Munster Antique Map, Birds Eye View, The City of Tours, France

1598 Sebastian Munster Antique Map, Birds Eye View, The City of Tours, France

Sebastian Munster 1489 1552. 15in x 13in (380mm x 330mm). (A+) Fine Condition. This large finely engraved original antique print a view of the French city of Tours was published by Sebastian Munster in the 1598 edition of Cosmographia. Tours is a city located in the centre-west of France. It is the administrative centre of the Indre-et-Loire department and the largest city in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France (although it is not the capital, which is the region’s second-largest city, Orléans). Tours stands on the lower reaches of the River Loire, between Orléans and the Atlantic coast. The surrounding district, the traditional province of Touraine, is known for its wines, for the alleged perfection (as perceived by some speakers) of its local spoken French, and for the Battle of Tours (732). Paper thickness and quality: – Heavy and stable Paper color : – off white Age of map color: – Colors used: – General color appearance: – Paper size: – 15in x 13in (380mm x 330mm) Plate size: – 15in x 13in (380mm x 330mm) Margins: – Min 1/2in (12mm). Margins: – None Plate area: – None Verso: – None. Background: For a variety of reasons town plans were comparatively latecomers in the long history of cartography. Few cities in Europe in the middle ages had more than 20,00 inhabitants and even London in the late Elizabethan period had only 100-150,000 people which in itself was probably 10 times that of any other English city. The Nuremberg Chronicle in 1493 included one of the first town views of Jerusalem, thereafter, for most of the sixteenth century, German cartographers led the way in producing town plans in a modern sense. In 1544 Sebastian Munster issued in Basle his Cosmographia containing roughly sixty-six plans and views, some in the plan form, but many in the old panorama or birds eye view. Sebastian Munster 1489 1552 German cartographer, cosmographer, and Hebrew scholar whose work Cosmographia (1544; “Cosmography”) was the earliest German description of the world and a major work in the revival of geographic thought in 16th-century Europe. It had numerous editions in different languages including Latin, French, Italian, English, and even Czech. Altogether, about 40 editions of the Cosmographia appeared between 1544 and 1628 and was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century. Münster was a major influence in popular thinking in Europe for the next 200 years. This success was due not only to the level of descriptive detail but also to the fascinating full page maps & views as well as smaller woodcuts that were included in the text. Many of the woodcuts were executed by famous engravers of the time including Hans Holbein the Younger, Urs Graf, Hans Rudolph Manuel Deutsch, and David Kandel. Münster acquired the material for his book in three ways. Firstly he researched all available literary sources across Germany, Switzerland and other parts of Europe. Secondly he obtained original manuscript material from locals all over Europe for description of the countryside, cities, villages, towns, rivers and local history. Finally, he obtained further material first hand on his travels (primarily in south-west Germany, Switzerland, and Alsace). In 1588 Sebastian Petri re-released Cosomgraphia and re-issued many of Munsters maps and views in the “copperplate style”. The maps in this release were more sophisticated than with earlier publications of Cosomgraphia and were based on the 1570 release of Abraham Ortelius monumental work Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. 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. So please do not hesitate to and we will be happy to help with any questions you may have. 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 “1598 Sebastian Munster Antique Map, Birds Eye View, The City of Tours, France” is in sale since Saturday, March 7, 2020. 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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Paris -france 1572 Braun & Hogenberg Very Unusual Large Bird's View 16th Century

Paris -france 1572 Braun & Hogenberg Very Unusual Large Bird's View 16th Century

Paris -france 1572 Braun & Hogenberg Very Unusual Large Bird's View 16th Century

Paris -france 1572 Braun & Hogenberg Very Unusual Large Bird's View 16th Century

Paris -france 1572 Braun & Hogenberg Very Unusual Large Bird's View 16th Century

Paris -france 1572 Braun & Hogenberg Very Unusual Large Bird's View 16th Century

Paris -france 1572 Braun & Hogenberg Very Unusual Large Bird's View 16th Century

Paris -france 1572 Braun & Hogenberg Very Unusual Large Bird's View 16th Century

Paris -france 1572 Braun & Hogenberg Very Unusual Large Bird's View 16th Century

Paris -france 1572 Braun & Hogenberg Very Unusual Large Bird's View 16th Century

Paris -france 1572 Braun & Hogenberg Very Unusual Large Bird's View 16th Century

Paris -france 1572 Braun & Hogenberg Very Unusual Large Bird's View 16th Century

Very unusual copper engraved bird’s view of Lutetia, Paris (France), by BRAUN (Georg) & HOGENBERG (Franz), 1572. Lutetia, vulgari nomine Paris, urbs Galliae maxima, Sequana navigabili flumine irrigatur… The map represents Paris around 1530. It is engraved by Simon van der Novel and Franz Hogenberg. On the plan, the names of the streets and river are in french. In upper left side, the title in latin in a cartouche surmunted by the arms of Paris, and lower left, a scene with three people, a man greeting two ladies. In lower right side, the privilege in french. On verso, the text in latin, and preceded by a beautiful wood engraved initial. Published in the atlas of Braun-Hogenberg “Civitas Orbis Terrarum” in 6 volumes from 1572 to 1617. Various editions of this atlas were published in Latin, German and French. The views were engraved by Franz Hogenberg and published by Georg Braun. Size with margins : 52,2 x 39 cm / 20,4 x 15,3 inches. Good condition, small restoration in the lower margins, old colors. WE DON’T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE. Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. The item “PARIS -FRANCE 1572 BRAUN & HOGENBERG VERY UNUSUAL LARGE BIRD’S VIEW 16TH CENTURY” is in sale since Wednesday, January 27, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “efi6″ and is located in Paris. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Type: City Map
  • Year: 1572
  • Date Range: 1500-1599
  • City: Paris
  • Country/Region: France
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Arras France detailed bird's eye view engraved print hand color

Arras France detailed bird's eye view engraved print hand color

(Europe, France, Picardie, Arras, City Plan, Bird’s Eye View). 1612, Amsterdam, likely Blaeu. Lovely early 17th century engraved map showing a detailed city plan of Arras. Includes several large churches, fortifications, and the city’s heraldry. Two figures lower left. The detailed hand color really does create a splendid visual example. Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. 10 7/8″ H x 13 7/8″ W. Engraved area measures c. 9 1/4″ H x 12 3/8″ W. Deys, Guicciardini Illustratus, Arras, 3.2 p. Arras France detailed bird’s eye view engraved print hand color. Browse our ever-growing collection! Southeast Asia Philippines Siam Sumatra 1811 John Cary lovely large old map. France coast Road of Toulon coastal old map 1790′s John Cary lovely example. World map shewing Capt Cook tracks c. Asia Company’s Land outline shown 1796 Doolittle scarce American engraved map. Zuider Sea Northern Netherlands Holland 1737 old antique color map. Spain insets Lisbon Madrid Cadiz 1856 Weiland huge old engraved map hand colored. Egypt Saudi Arabia 1849 Meyer map Mountains of the Moon shown. Ancient Greece Women in Greek Art 1901 Notor fine leather book illustrated LMT’D. Europe ethnic hand color plates of natives 1828 Adams Voyager Travel book. Foreign-Born compared to Aggregate Population 1898 U. Census map large detail. Meissen Germany panorama 1590′s Munster old wood cut city panorama view. Champollion Rosetta Stone Ancient Egypt 1842 France Royale rare litho plates. Egypt North Africa Nile Red Sea 1804 Tardieu scarce map. North & Sound Carolina Charleston city plan 1887 Mitchell Bradley large old map. Benjamin Disraeli Earl Beaconsfield 1882 leather books set 11 vols beautiful. Germany Mahren Moravia 1854 Biller Brunn inset Olmutz Troppau old map. Germany divided into circles Silesia Bohemia Saxony 1730 Moll beautiful old map. Finland Baltic Scandanavia 1855 E. Schieble engraved specialized map. Arabian Peninsula 1748 Vaugondy engraved miniature map. Norfolk County Massachusetts 1888 large detailed map. All items are sent well-packed to arrive as you see them. Maps and prints are sent either rolled in sturdy 3-inch-wide tubes or, if small, in a rigid cardboard mailer. The item “Arras France detailed bird’s eye view engraved print hand color” is in sale since Friday, January 3, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “oldmapsoldbooks” and is located in Dover, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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FRANCE POITIERS (POITOU) 1575 BELLEFOREST 16e CENTURY LARGE ENGRAVED BIRD'S VIEW

FRANCE POITIERS (POITOU) 1575 BELLEFOREST 16e CENTURY LARGE ENGRAVED BIRD'S VIEW

FRANCE POITIERS (POITOU) 1575 BELLEFOREST 16e CENTURY LARGE ENGRAVED BIRD'S VIEW

FRANCE POITIERS (POITOU) 1575 BELLEFOREST 16e CENTURY LARGE ENGRAVED BIRD'S VIEW

FRANCE POITIERS (POITOU) 1575 BELLEFOREST 16e CENTURY LARGE ENGRAVED BIRD'S VIEW

Title of the View. “DE LA VILLE DE POYTIERS”. On upper side, the coast of arms of the city. We can see in a legend the main monuments and streets of the city, in the lower side of the plate. Size with margins : 44,7 x 34 cm / 17,5 x 13,3 inches. Condition : good condition, in colors. Edition : Cosmographie Universelle du Monde, Paris, by Nicolas Chesneau and Michel Sonnius, 1 575, XVIe Century. The Cosmography of Belleforest is the French version of the “Cosmographia Universalis” by Sebastian Munster. The geographical is based on the work of Abraham Ortelius and Braun & Hogenberg. Only one edition , in French. WE DON’T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE. Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. The item “FRANCE POITIERS (POITOU) 1575 BELLEFOREST 16e CENTURY LARGE ENGRAVED BIRD’S VIEW” is in sale since Wednesday, August 7, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “efi6″ and is located in Paris. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Year: 1575
  • Country/Region: France
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1598 Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the city of Poitiers in Poitou France

1598 Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the city of Poitiers in Poitou France

1598 Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the city of Poitiers in Poitou France

Munster, Sebastian 1489 1552. 15in x 13 1/4in (380mm x 340mm). (A) Very Good Condition. This fine original wood block engraved antique map a birds eye view of the French city of Poitiers on the Clain River in the Vienne Dept of central western France, was published in the French Section of Sebastian Munsters 1598 edition of Cosmographia, Das ist: Beschreibung der gantzen Welt, Darinnen Aller Monarchien Keyserthumben, Königreichen, Fürstenthumben, Graff- und Herrschafften, Länderen, Stätten und Gemeinden. Ursprung Cosmographia, that is: description of the whole world, in it all monarchies Keyser thumben, kingdoms, prince thumben, graff and herrschafften, countries, places and municipalities. Poitiers is a city on the Clain river in west-central France. It is a commune and the capital of the Vienne department and also of the Poitou. The type of political organisation existing in Poitiers during the late medieval or early modern period can be glimpsed through a speech given on 14 July 1595 by Maurice Roatin, the town\’s mayor. He compared it to the Roman state, which combined three types of government: monarchy (rule by one person), aristocracy (rule by a few), and democracy (rule by the many). He said the Roman consulate corresponded to Poitiers\’ mayor, the Roman senate to the town\’s peers and échevins, and the democratic element in Rome corresponded to the fact that most important matters can not be decided except by the advice of the Mois et Cent (broad council). 1 The mayor appears to have been an advocate of a mixed constitution; not all Frenchmen in 1595 would have agreed with him, at least in public; many spoke in favour of absolute monarchy. The democratic element was not as strong as the mayor\’s words may seem to imply: in fact, Poitiers was similar to other French cities, Paris, Nantes, Marseille, Limoges, La Rochelle, Dijon, in that the town\’s governing body (corps de ville) was highly exclusive and oligarchical: a small number of professional and family groups controlled most of the city offices. In Poitiers many of these positions were granted for the lifetime of the office holder. The city government in Poitiers based its claims to legitimacy on the theory of government where the mayor and échevins held jurisdiction of the citys affairs in fief from the king: that is, they swore allegiance and promised support for him, and in return he granted them local authority. This gave them the advantage of being able to claim that any townsperson who challenged their authority was being disloyal to the king. Every year the mayor and the 24 échevins would swear an oath of allegiance between the hands of the king or his representative, usually the lieutenant général or the sénéchaussée. For example, in 1567, when Maixent Poitevin was mayor, king Henry III came for a visit, and, although some townspeople grumbled about the licentious behaviour of his entourage, Henry smoothed things over with a warm speech acknowledging their allegiance and thanking them for it. In this era, the mayor of Poitiers was preceded by sergeants wherever he went, consulted deliberative bodies, carried out their decisions, heard civil and criminal suits in first instance, tried to ensure that the food supply would be adequate, visited markets. In the 16th century, Poitiers impressed visitors because of its large size, and important features, including royal courts, university, prolific printing shops, wealthy religious institutions, cathedral, numerous parishes, markets, impressive domestic architecture, extensive fortifications, and castle. 16th-century Poitiers is closely associated with the life of François Rabelais and with the community of Bitards. The town saw less activity during the Renaissance. Few changes were made in the urban landscape, except for laying way for the rue de la Tranchée. Bridges were built where the inhabitants had used gués. A few hôtels particuliers were built at that time, such as the hôtels Jean Baucé, Fumé and Berthelot. Poets Joachim du Bellay and Pierre Ronsard met at the University of Poitiers, before leaving for Paris. During the 17th century, many people emigrated from Poitiers and the Poitou to the French settlements in the new world and thus many Acadians or Cajuns living in North America today can trace ancestry back to this region. Paper thickness and quality: – Heavy and stable Paper color : – off white Age of map color: – Colors used: – General color appearance: – Paper size: – 15in x 13 1/4in (380mm x 340mm) Plate size: – 15in x 13 1/4in (380mm x 340mm) Margins: – Min 1/4in (3mm). Margins: – L&R margins cropped into border Plate area: – Light toning along centerfold Verso: – Light toning along centerfold. Background: Cosmographia, Das ist: Beschreibung der gantzen Welt, Darinnen Aller Monarchien Keyserthumben, Königreichen, Fürstenthumben, Graff- und Herrschafften, Länderen, Stätten und Gemeinden. Ursprung, Regiment, Reichthumb, Gewalt und. Dessgleichen Aller deren, beyder Ständen, Regenten: Keysern, Königen, Bäpsten, Bischoffen. By Sebastian Münster was first published in 1544 and is the earliest German-language description of the world. It had numerous editions in different languages including Latin, French (translated by François de Belleforest), Italian, English, and Czech. The last German edition was published in 1628, long after Munsters death. The Cosmographia was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century. It passed through 24 editions in 100 years. This success was due to the notable woodcuts (some by Hans Holbein the Younger, Urs Graf, Hans Rudolph Manuel Deutsch, and David Kandel). It was most important in reviving geography in 16th-century Europe. Among the notable maps within Cosmographia is the map Tabula novarum insularum, which is credited as the first map to show the American continents as geographically discrete. Munsters earlier geographic works were Germania descriptio (1530) and Mappa Europae (1536). In 1540, he published a Latin edition of Ptolemys Geographia with illustrations. Munster, Sebastian 1489 1552 German cartographer, cosmographer, and Hebrew scholar whose work Cosmographia (1544; \\\”Cosmography\\\”) was the earliest German description of the world and a major work in the revival of geographic thought in 16th-century Europe. It had numerous editions in different languages including Latin, French, Italian, English, and even Czech. Altogether, about 40 editions of the Cosmographia appeared between 1544 and 1628 and was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century. Münster was a major influence in popular thinking in Europe for the next 200 years. This success was due not only to the level of descriptive detail but also to the fascinating full page maps & views as well as smaller woodcuts that were included in the text. Many of the woodcuts were executed by famous engravers of the time including Hans Holbein the Younger, Urs Graf, Hans Rudolph Manuel Deutsch, and David Kandel. Münster acquired the material for his book in three ways. Firstly he researched all available literary sources across Germany, Switzerland and other parts of Europe. Secondly he obtained original manuscript material from locals all over Europe for description of the countryside, cities, villages, towns, rivers and local history. Finally, he obtained further material first hand on his travels (primarily in south-west Germany, Switzerland, and Alsace). In 1588 Sebastian Petri re-released Cosomgraphia and re-issued many of Munsters maps and views in the \\\”copperplate style\\\”. The maps in this release were more sophisticated than with earlier publications of Cosomgraphia and were based on the 1570 release of Abraham Ortelius monumental work Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. (Ref: 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. 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. Attention Sellers – Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “1598 Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the city of Poitiers in Poitou France” is in sale since Monday, October 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.
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John Bachmann France Paris Place de la Concorde before 1847 map bird's eye view

John Bachmann France Paris Place de la Concorde before 1847 map bird's eye view

John Bachmann France Paris Place de la Concorde before 1847 map bird's eye view

John Bachmann France Paris Place de la Concorde before 1847 map bird's eye view

John Bachmann France Paris Place de la Concorde before 1847 map bird's eye view

John Bachmann France Paris Place de la Concorde before 1847 map bird's eye view

John Bachmann France Paris Place de la Concorde before 1847 map bird's eye view

John Bachmann France Paris Place de la Concorde before 1847 map bird's eye view

“PLACE DE LA CONCORDE”. Dessine d’apres nature et lith. Image 39.5 x 53 cm. Sheet 42 x 54.7 cm. The margins are cut. Fragment of the cut bottom margin (publishing note and title) stuck on verso (last photo). The item “John Bachmann France Paris Place de la Concorde before 1847 map bird’s eye view” is in sale since Saturday, September 7, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “mapy-grafika” and is located in Lódz. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Printing Technique: Lithography
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Type: City Map
  • Date Range: 1800-1899
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FRANCE CAEN (NORMANDY) 1575 BELLEFOREST 16e CENTURY LARGE ENGRAVED BIRDS VIEW

FRANCE CAEN (NORMANDY) 1575 BELLEFOREST 16e CENTURY LARGE ENGRAVED BIRDS VIEW

FRANCE CAEN (NORMANDY) 1575 BELLEFOREST 16e CENTURY LARGE ENGRAVED BIRDS VIEW

FRANCE CAEN (NORMANDY) 1575 BELLEFOREST 16e CENTURY LARGE ENGRAVED BIRDS VIEW

FRANCE CAEN (NORMANDY) 1575 BELLEFOREST 16e CENTURY LARGE ENGRAVED BIRDS VIEW

Title of the View. “Le vray Pourtraict de la ville de Caen”. We can see in a legend the main monuments and streets of the city, each side of the plate. Size with margins : 45 x 33 cm / 17,7 x 12,9 inches. Condition : good condition, in colors. Edition : Cosmographie Universelle du Monde, Paris, by Nicolas Chesneau and Michel Sonnius, 1 575, XVIe Century. The Cosmography of Belleforest is the French version of the “Cosmographia Universalis” by Sebastian Munster. The geographical is based on the work of Abraham Ortelius and Braun & Hogenberg. Only one edition , in French. WE DON’T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE. Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. The item “FRANCE CAEN (NORMANDY) 1575 BELLEFOREST 16e CENTURY LARGE ENGRAVED BIRDS VIEW” is in sale since Wednesday, August 7, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “efi6″ and is located in Paris. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Year: 1574
  • Country/Region: France
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FRANCE NIMES (LANGUEDOC) 1575 BELLEFOREST 16e CENTURY LARGE ENGRAVED BIRDS VIEW

FRANCE NIMES (LANGUEDOC) 1575 BELLEFOREST 16e CENTURY LARGE ENGRAVED BIRDS VIEW

FRANCE NIMES (LANGUEDOC) 1575 BELLEFOREST 16e CENTURY LARGE ENGRAVED BIRDS VIEW

FRANCE NIMES (LANGUEDOC) 1575 BELLEFOREST 16e CENTURY LARGE ENGRAVED BIRDS VIEW

FRANCE NIMES (LANGUEDOC) 1575 BELLEFOREST 16e CENTURY LARGE ENGRAVED BIRDS VIEW

Title of the View. “LE VRAY PORTRAICT DE LA VILLE DE NISMES”. We can see the description and the legend of the main monuments and streets of the city, around the plate. Size with margins : 43,8 x 31,1 cm / 17,2 x 12,2 inches. Condition : good condition, in colors. Edition : Cosmographie Universelle du Monde, Paris, by Nicolas Chesneau and Michel Sonnius, 1 575, XVIe Century. The Cosmography of Belleforest is the French version of the “Cosmographia Universalis” by Sebastian Munster. The geographical is based on the work of Abraham Ortelius and Braun & Hogenberg. Only one edition , in French. WE DON’T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE. Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. The item “FRANCE NIMES (LANGUEDOC) 1575 BELLEFOREST 16e CENTURY LARGE ENGRAVED BIRDS VIEW” is in sale since Wednesday, August 7, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “efi6″ and is located in Paris. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Year: 1575
  • Country/Region: France
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