1651 Genuine Antique map of area around Paris, France. Mercator Jansson

Genuine antique map ” Le Govvernment de L’isle de France” by Mercator/Jansson from the German edition of “Atlas Minor” published in Amsterdam in 1651. This charming 360 year old copperplate map of the area around Paris, France shows excellent detail of the Marne and Seine rivers, and names surrounding towns. German text on verso. Image is in very good condition and measures 6 1/2″x 8 1/4″. All of our items are genuine antiques as described. All maps of France are discounted. The item “1651 Genuine Antique map of area around Paris, France. Mercator Jansson” is in sale since Wednesday, February 25, 2015. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Map & Globe Mixed Lots”. The seller is “antiqueatlas” and is located in Troy, Montana. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Condition: Used
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Maker: Mercator Jansson
  • Type: Map
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Metz Nancy Saarbrucken France Antique Map Mercator Hondius 1636 Original

United States Antique Maps. North America Antique Maps. Polar Region Antique Maps. South America Antique Maps. US Civil War Antique Maps. World & Hemisphere Antique Maps. Pine Brook Antique Maps. Metz Nancy Saarbrucken France Antique Map Mercator – Hondius 1636. This original vintage antique map of the Lorraine Region of France was produced in Amsterdam by Mercator Hondius circa 1636. The cities and towns of Metz, Nancy and Saarbrucken are on this map. Scores of other villages, abbeys and towns abound. Beautifully printed from engraved copper plates on hand made paper. Fine hand coloring highlights the forests, rivers, villages, and cartouche. A true masters work of art on paper for ones collection or proud display. The total paper size for this authentic historic regional map of France is approximately 24 x 20. All maps come with a beautiful Certificate of Authenticity suitable for display with no pricing information (great for gifting). Also, when available, a copy of the title and contents page from the atlas the map came from. Our experience has shown that these large diameter tubes and loose rolling leave no paper memory. Pine Brook Antique Maps is committed to protecting your privacy. We will not sell or disclose any information that identifies you to a third party, Period! We may use the information we collect to periodically notify you about new services or special offers we think you\’ll find valuable. Pine Brook Maps does not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others. The item “Metz Nancy Saarbrucken France Antique Map Mercator Hondius 1636 Original” is in sale since Monday, November 19, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “hudsonbay” and is located in Newburgh, NY. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Type: Map
  • Maker: Mercator – Hondius
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1638 Mercator Hondius Old, Antique Map The Lorraine Region, France Moselle, Meuse

1638 Mercator Hondius Old, Antique Map The Lorraine Region, France Moselle, Meuse

1638 Mercator Hondius Old, Antique Map The Lorraine Region, France Moselle, Meuse

Company Details – About ME. Lorraine Vers Le Midy. This beautifully hand coloured original antique map of the South Lorraine region of France – centering on the Moselle River with the city of Nancy to the north. To the south & the Meuse River to the west – by Gerard Mercator was published by Joducus Hondius in the 1638 edition of Mercators Atlas. (1563 – 1612), one of the most notable engravers of his time, 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. In 1604 Hondius bought the plates of Mercator’s Atlas which, in spite of its excellence, had not competed successfully with the continuing demand of Abraham Ortelius’s. 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 re-engraved in miniature form and issued as a pocket. 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. (Ref: Koeman; M&B; Tooley). 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, stained & weak in places Paper color: – off white Age of map color: – Original Colors used: – Yellow, pink, green General color appearance: – Authentic Paper size: – 21 1/2in x 17 1/2in (545mm x 445mm) Plate size: – 19 1/2in x 15 1/2in (500mm x 395mm) Margins: – Min 1/2in (15mm). Imperfections: Margins: – Uniform age toning Plate area: – Uniform age toning Verso: – Uniform 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. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “1638 Mercator Hondius Old, Antique Map The Lorraine Region, France Moselle, Meuse” 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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1638 Mercator Hondius Old, Antique Map The Lorraine Region, France Moselle, Meuse

1638 Mercator Hondius Old, Antique Map The Lorraine Region, France Moselle, Meuse

1638 Mercator Hondius Old, Antique Map The Lorraine Region, France Moselle, Meuse

Company Details – About ME. Lorraine Vers Le Midy. This beautifully hand coloured original antique map of the South Lorraine region of France – centering on the Moselle River with the city of Nancy to the north. To the south & the Meuse River to the west – by Gerard Mercator was published by Joducus Hondius in the 1638 edition of Mercators Atlas. (1563 – 1612), one of the most notable engravers of his time, 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. In 1604 Hondius bought the plates of Mercator’s Atlas which, in spite of its excellence, had not competed successfully with the continuing demand of Abraham Ortelius’s. 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 re-engraved in miniature form and issued as a pocket. 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. (Ref: Koeman; M&B; Tooley). 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, stained & weak in places Paper color: – off white Age of map color: – Original Colors used: – Yellow, pink, green General color appearance: – Authentic Paper size: – 21 1/2in x 17 1/2in (545mm x 445mm) Plate size: – 19 1/2in x 15 1/2in (500mm x 395mm) Margins: – Min 1/2in (15mm). Imperfections: Margins: – Uniform age toning Plate area: – Uniform age toning Verso: – Uniform 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. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “1638 Mercator Hondius Old, Antique Map The Lorraine Region, France Moselle, Meuse” is in sale since Friday, May 11, 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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1633 Large Antique Map France Vermandois Picardy, Gerard MERCATOR, HONDIUS

1633 Large Antique Map France Vermandois Picardy, Gerard MERCATOR, HONDIUS

1633 Large Antique Map France Vermandois Picardy, Gerard MERCATOR, HONDIUS

1633 Large Antique Map France Vermandois Picardy, Gerard MERCATOR, HONDIUS

1633 Large Antique Map France Vermandois Picardy, Gerard MERCATOR, HONDIUS

1633 Large Antique Map France Vermandois Picardy, Gerard MERCATOR, HONDIUS

1633 Large Antique Map France Vermandois Picardy, Gerard MERCATOR, HONDIUS

1633 Large Antique Map France Vermandois Picardy, Gerard MERCATOR, HONDIUS

1633 Large Antique Map France Vermandois Picardy, Gerard MERCATOR, HONDIUS

1633 Large Antique Map France Vermandois Picardy, Gerard MERCATOR, HONDIUS

1633 Large Antique Map France Vermandois Picardy, Gerard MERCATOR, HONDIUS

1633 Large Antique Map France Vermandois Picardy, Gerard MERCATOR, HONDIUS

1633 Large Antique Map France “Vermandois” Picardy. Gerard Mercator , Henricus Hondius. Map maker : MERCATOR / HONDIUS. Size : image size 14.4 x 19.5 inches. / 36.5 x 49.5 cm. Description :Hand-coloured copper engraved map featuring the region of Vernandois in the northern province of Picardy. The main cities are St. Quentin, Han & Perone. There are three fancy cartouches with the title cartouche with a strange face. Mercator, second only to Ptolemy, is synonymous with the form of map projection still in use in modern cartography. Mercator was the first to apply projection to navigational charts so that compass bearings could be plotted on charts in straight lines. Mercator was born in Flanders and established himself there as a cartographer and instrument and globe maker. The quality of his work brought him the support of Charles V for whom he constructed a globe. 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 was called by the word Atlas. He initially helped his father and brother to expand their family business of map making. Later in 1621, he opened his own business firm in the city of Amsterdam. His father, Jodocus Hondius Sr. Was himself an ace cartographer who was instrumental in resolving one of the major problems faced by the cartographers of the earlier age, the method of reproducing spherical objects on the two dimensional and continuous rectangular surface. In 1641, Henricus Hondius modified the existing maps made by his family to publish the Mercator- Hondius Atlas. Condition : In very good condition on hand-made laid paper with usual age toning. French text on verso. The item “1633 Large Antique Map France Vermandois Picardy, Gerard MERCATOR, HONDIUS” is in sale since Thursday, May 17, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “antyke” and is located in Vonore, Tennessee. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Features: Antique
  • Topic: Maps
  • County: Perone
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Gerard Mercator / Henricus Hondius
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Format: Sheet Map
  • Type: Political Map
  • Year: 1633
  • Date Range: 1600-1699
  • Country/Region: France
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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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Italy Savoy France 1734 Mercator Antique Map 32303

Sabaudia Ducatus La Savoie. Map of Savoy region including Switzerland, Italy and France, focusing on the Duchy of Savoia. From the Mercator Atlas Minor ca 1607, slightly altered and reissued in 1734 by Henri du Sauzet [Koeman Atlantes Neerlandici, Me207] — note the engraved page number in upper right corner. Hand-laid paper with blank verso. Very attractive with period hand color. Measurements are of the image; page size is larger. Please see scan for exact condition of this fine copperplate engraving. Absolutely guaranteed original, antique map almost 300 years old. All items are absolutely guaranteed genuine as described. We are members of the American Philatelic Society (APS), the American Stamp Dealers Association (ASDA), and the German Philatelic Society (GPS), are a Colorado corporation (dba Gothic Stamps, Inc) and have been dealing in philatelic and numismatic items since 1992. International Buyers Please Note. We cannot mark items as’gift. We are required to put the actual value of the items won on each package. Please look at the postmark when the package arrives. We are professional, full-time dealers in business for many years, and we treat your lots with care and consideration in a timely manner. The item “Italy Savoy France 1734 Mercator Antique Map 32303″ is in sale since Thursday, May 31, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “germanpostalhistory” and is located in Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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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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1606 Gerard Mercator Original Antique Atlas Geographia, Title Page of France

1606 Gerard Mercator Original Antique Atlas Geographia, Title Page of France

Galliae tabule Geograpicae per Gerardum Mercatorem Fllustrissimi Ducis.. Mercator, Gerard 1512-94. 18in x 10 1/2in (460mm x 270mm). (A+) Fine Condition. This beautifully hand coloured original antique Title Page was published as the Front Piece of Gerard Mercator’s edition of the Geographia Atlas of France, published in 1606. 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: – 18in x 10 1/2in (460mm x 270mm) Plate size: – 13in x 9in (330mm x 230mm) Margins: – Min 1in (25mm). Margins: – Uniform age toning Plate area: – None Verso: – Uniform age toning. Background: After the sale of Mercator’s plates to Henricus Hondius in 1605, Hondius continued to publish the original plates with little alteration until 1630 when, along with Jan Jansson, many of the original plates were altered and published in new editions of Mercator’s atlas. Mercator, Gerard 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. 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 “1606 Gerard Mercator Original Antique Atlas Geographia, Title Page of France” is in sale since Thursday, April 05, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps”. The seller is “searching01″ and is located in Ivanhoe, VIC. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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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
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