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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FRANCE POITIERS 1582 BRAUN HOGENBERG 16e CENTURY LARGE PANORAMIC ENGRAVED VIEW

FRANCE POITIERS 1582 BRAUN HOGENBERG 16e CENTURY LARGE PANORAMIC ENGRAVED VIEW

FRANCE POITIERS 1582 BRAUN HOGENBERG 16e CENTURY LARGE PANORAMIC ENGRAVED VIEW

FRANCE POITIERS 1582 BRAUN HOGENBERG 16e CENTURY LARGE PANORAMIC ENGRAVED VIEW

FRANCE POITIERS 1582 BRAUN HOGENBERG 16e CENTURY LARGE PANORAMIC ENGRAVED VIEW

FRANCE POITIERS 1582 BRAUN HOGENBERG 16e CENTURY LARGE PANORAMIC ENGRAVED VIEW

A beautiful panoramic view of the city of Poitiers, published in the atlas of Braun-Hogenberg “Cities of the Earth” 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. We can see in a legend the main monuments of the city on the plate. Size with margins : 54 x 19 cm / 21,2 x 7,4 inches. Condition : good condition, in colors. Edition : Civitates Orbis Terrarum, Liver Secundus, Gottfried von Kempen, Koln, 1 582, XVIe Century. 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 1582 BRAUN HOGENBERG 16e CENTURY LARGE PANORAMIC ENGRAVED VIEW” is in sale since Tuesday, December 3, 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: 1582
  • Country/Region: France
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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.
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • 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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France Nantes, La Rochelle, Poitiers Poictou By Mercator, Circa 1620

A scarce and decorative map of Poitiers region of Northwestern France. The map covers Nantes, La Rochelle and Poitiers. First published by Mercator in 1585, the present map has Latin text on the verso and dates to circa 1620. Measures 290 x 460 mm. See photo for condition. A guaranteed genuine antique map. The item “FRANCE NANTES, LA ROCHELLE, POITIERS POICTOU BY MERCATOR, CIRCA 1620″ is in sale since Sunday, April 14, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “sharp340″ and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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Poitiers France birds-eye view 1628 Munster old wonderful hand color print

Poitiers France birds-eye view 1628 Munster old wonderful hand color print

(Europe / France / Poitiers). Issued Basel, 1628 by Seb. Extensive detailed key across bottom in five columns identifies 54 specific buildings or structures in the view. Medieval style early 17th century wood block engraved view with beautiful full hand color. Text on reverse as always for Munster maps and views. Continuing in the medieval visual tradition, the view retains a near folk art appearance to modern eyes. Sheet remains well preserved, keeping in mind map is not modern or new, so minor paper flaws unworthy of specific mention are sometimes to be expected. Clean, well-preserved and pleasing example, lovely visual appearance. Original center fold as issued. 14 5/8″H x 17 3/4″W. Printed area measures c. 8 1/8″H x 15 3/4″W. Origins of European Printmaking. 23, 40, 100, et al (noting how Basel was a significant location for the development of early wood block engraving and printing). A Heavenly Craft- The Woodcut in Early Printed Books. 47, 49, 59, et al. (noting the significance of Basel to the origin and development of weood engraving like these). We do not sell modern reprints. Poitiers France birds-eye view 1628 Munster old wonderful hand color print. Browse our ever-growing collection! Bordeaux France urban center 1873 detailed old city plan map. Cony Piedmont Savoy Switzerland battle plan British history c. South American 1892 folding pocket map cloth gilt case scarce Rand McNally. Travels Wandering Israelites Cyprus Canaaan Jerusalem 1855 large antique map. Columbian World’s Fair 1893 Chicago massive illustrated Pictorial book. 1858 Gaston antique U. State map old hand color. Mulock’s Poems 1869 leather gift binding lovely book. North America United States Sandwich Islands 1852 Flemming old antique color map. Switzerland Mount Blanc Alps Geneva 1814 Thomson old antique map. Italy Italien Rome Milan Naples Sicily Sardinia c. 1850 Meyer antique color map. Russia in Europe Moscow St. Petersburg city plans 1849 detailed Meyer Renner map. Caribbean West Indies Maroon Negroes natives loin cloths 1801 Scott scarce print. Bridgeport Connecticut Long Island Sound 1901 old antique nautical chart map. France decorative 1711 antique color map Cherubs cartouche hand color Gallia. World Hemispheres New Holland Australia rarity 1846 scarce antique Stieler map. Ratzer plan New York city 1854 Hayward re-issue of 1776 rare map birds-eye view. New Haven Connecticut 1856 Barber rare book leather extra-illustrated Doolittle. Hungary Hongaria Europe c. 1655 Ortelius nice hand color antique miniature map. Lot of 23 old fine rare van de Passe prints. Man of Barbary Arab of the Deserts Morocco Algeria North Africa c. 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 “Poitiers France birds-eye view 1628 Munster old wonderful hand color print” is in sale since Wednesday, January 30, 2019. 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 to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, 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, Viet nam, Uruguay.
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Poitiers France 1574 Sebastian Münster Unusual Antique Original Woodcut View

POITIERSFRANCE 1574 SEBASTIAN MÜNSTER UNUSUAL ANTIQUE ORIGINAL WOODCUT VIEW. Deralten unnd herrlichen Statt Puttiers contrafactur. Striking, highly detailed, scarceand beautiful exemple of the 1574 German edition of the Munster’s woodcutdouble page panoramic view of Poitiers, France. The view shows the city withhis buildings, churches, bridges and towns wall. Explanation key to the lowerside. Two armorials adorn the view. Alternative German title andgerman text on the verso. The Cosmographia(“Cosmography”) by Sebastian Münster (14881552) from 1544 is theearliest German-language description of the world. Ithad numerous editions in different languages including Latin, French(translated by François de Belleforest), Italian, English, and Czech. The lastGerman edition was published in 1628, long after his death. The Cosmographiawas one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century. It passedthrough 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, andDavid Kandel). It was most important in reviving geography in 16th-centuryEurope. Among the notable maps within Cosmographia is the map “Tabulanovarum insularum”, which is credited as the first map to show theAmerican continents as geographically discrete. Hisearlier geographic works were Germania descriptio (1530) and Mappa Europae(1536). In 1540, he published a Latin edition of Ptolemy’s Geographia withillustrations. Aslate as the 1598 edition, the content consisted of. BookI: Astronomy, Mathematics, Physical Geography, Cartography. BookII: England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Savoy, Trier, Italy. BookIII: Germany, Alsace, Switzerland, Austria, Carniola, Istria, Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia, Pomerania, Prussia, Livland. BookIV: Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Hungary, Poland, Lithuania, Russia, Walachia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, Turkey. BookV: Asia Minor, Cyprus, Armenia, Palestine, Arabia, Persia, Central Asia, Afghanistan, Scythia, Tartary, India, Ceylon, Burma, China, East Indies, Madagascar, Zanzibar, America. BookVI: Mauritania, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Senegal, Gambia, Mali, South Africa, East Africa. German1544, 1546, 1548, 1550, 1553, 1556, 1558, 1561, 1564, 1567, 1569, 1572, 1574,1578, 1588, 1592, 1598, 1614, 1628. Latin1550, 1552, 1554, 1559, 1572. French1552, 1556, 1560, 1565, 1568, 1575. Cm 40,1 x20,4 === Paper size approx. Cm 41,9 x 31,3. Very strong and dark impressionon good paper. Small foxing and browning. Smallholes, affecting partially the plate. Conditions are as you cansee in the images. Sebastian Münster (January 20, 1488 -May 26 1552), was a German cartographer, cosmographer, and a Hebrew scholar. Münster was born at Ingelheim near Mainz, the son of Andreas Munster. Hecompleted his studies at the Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen in 1518, afterwhich he was appointed to the University of Basel in 1527. As Professor ofHebrew, he edited the Hebrew Bible, accompanied by a Latin translation. Hisprincipal work, the Cosmographia, first issued in 1544, was the earliest Germandescription of the world. The book proved popular and was reissued in numerouseditions and languages including Latin, French, Italian, English, and Czech. The last German edition was published in 1628, long after his death. TheCosmographia was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16thcentury. It passed through 24 editions in 100 years. This success was due tothe fascinating woodcuts (some by Hans Holbein the Younger, Urs Graf, HansRudolph Manuel Deutsch, and David Kandel). Munster’s work was highlyinfluential in reviving classical geography in 16th century Europe. In 1540 hepublished a Latin edition of Ptolemy’s Geographia, also with illustrations. The1550 edition contains cities, portraits, and costumes. These editions, printedin Germany, are the most valued of the Cosmographia. Münster also wrote theDictionarium trilingue in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew and composed a large formatmap of Europe in 1536. In 1537 he published a Hebrew Gospel of Matthew which hehad obtained from Spanish Jews he had converted. Most of Munster’s work waspublished by his son-in-Law, Heinrich Petri (Henricus Petrus), and his sonSebastian Henric Petri. He died at Basel of the plague in 1552. All of themaps we sell are ORIGINALS. We guarantee all of our maps to be authentic. We doour best to describe the condition of our maps as accurately as possible. Dueto the age and type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Pleaseexamine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please askand we will be happy to help. Any mappurchased from us may be. The item “POITIERS FRANCE 1574 SEBASTIAN MÜNSTER UNUSUAL ANTIQUE ORIGINAL WOODCUT VIEW” is in sale since Thursday, December 6, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “sz0507g” and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Year: 1574
  • Format: Atlas Map
  • County: France
  • Type: City Map
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Date Range: 1500-1599
  • Printing Technique: Woodcut
  • Country/Region: France
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Ortelius Original Engraved Map France Poictou Poitiers Ile de Oleron etc. 1590

Ortelius Original Engraved Map France Poictou Poitiers Ile de Oleron etc. 1590

Ortelius Original Engraved Map France Poictou Poitiers Ile de Oleron etc. 1590

Ortelius Original Engraved Map France Poictou Poitiers Ile de Oleron etc. 1590

Sheetsize: 51.5 x 40.5 cm. Condition: please see photo – slight staining. The item “Ortelius Original Engraved Map France Poictou Poitiers Ile de Oleron etc. 1590″ is in sale since Monday, June 27, 2016. 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
  • Maker: Ortelius
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
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Janssonius Large Map France Anjou Angers Saumur Poitiers Langres 1650

55 x 48 cm. The item “Janssonius Large Map France Anjou Angers Saumur Poitiers Langres 1650″ is in sale since Sunday, December 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
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