Original Map of the Artois Region of France ARTESIA COMITATUS by Bleau in 1634

BLEAU Original Hand- Colored, Copper Engraved Map of the Artois Region from 1634. Detailed map of the northern province of Artois, France on the border with Belgium. Features a splendid, decorative, title cartouche with two putti and the coat of arms of Artois. From the Blaeu world atlas, “Theatrum Orbis Terrarum”. In good condition with age toning and a mild printer’s fold to the left of the centerfold. 1570 – 1638 was a. Dutch cartographer, atlas maker and publisher. He was one of the notable representatives of the Netherlandish/Dutch school of mapmaking in its golden age (the 16th and 17th centuries). This fine map is suitable for framing and would be an excellent, cherished gift or an important addition to your collection. The map that is being offered is entitled. Each additional print ships. If the print is not as stated and you want to return it, you have 14 days to do so. SANDTIQUE’S mission is to offer its prints and maps at the “Best Value” on the Internet. If you find an exact print at a lower price, please send us the link and we will match the price. This is for fixed price, identical, single prints from the same publication & year and in equal condition. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “Original Map of the Artois Region of France ARTESIA COMITATUS by Bleau in 1634″ is in sale since Saturday, August 11, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps”. The seller is “sandtiqueprints” and is located in Jacksonville, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • YEAR: 1634
  • Country of Origin: Holland
  • Hand-Colored: Yes
  • Size: 19 1/2″ X 15″
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Willem Blaeu
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Format: Folding Map
  • Type: County Map
  • Date Range: 1600-1699
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1756 Lotter Large Antique Map Artois & Pas-De-Calais & Flanders region of France

1756 Lotter Large Antique Map Artois & Pas-De-Calais & Flanders region of France

Company Details – About ME. This large beautifully hand coloured original antique map of the Artois & Pas-De-Calais and Flanders region of France & Belgium was engraved by Tobias Conrad Lotter in 1756. The map centres on the city of Arras north to Dunkirk, south to Abbeville and east to Douai (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. General Description: Paper thickness and quality: – Heavy and stable Paper color: – off white Age of map color: – Original Colors used: – Pink, green, yellow, blue General color appearance: – Authentic Paper size: – 25in x 21in (635mm x 535mm) Plate size: – 22 ½in x 19 ½in (570mm x 495mm) Margins: – Min 1/2in (12mm) Imperfections: Margins: – None Plate area: – None Verso: – None Overall Quality (in Bold): Perfect/ Fine /Very Good/Good/Fair/Poor. Tobias Conrad Lotter 1717 1777. Tobias Lotter was a German publisher and engraver who married the daughter of the elder Matthaus Seutter. He engraved many of Seutters maps and eventually succeeded to the business in 1756, becoming one of the better-known cartographers in the eighteenth-century German School. After his death the business was carried on by his son, M. Australian buyers please add 10% GST. Courier #2: Available for all items 11in x 8 1/2in (280mm x 215mm) or smaller flat or folded along original folds. EMS courier will take 3-5 days. 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 history s 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 “1756 Lotter Large Antique Map Artois & Pas-De-Calais & Flanders region of 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.
  • Type: Map
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
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Lovely 1943 pictorial of the Basque region of Spain and southern France

Decorative map of the Basque region, including the towns of Biarritz, Dax, Bayonne, Lourdes, etc. It includes the town San Sebastian. The map is filled with buildings, animals, a boat, figures and three local beauties in their typical dress. It is adorned with a large compass rose in upper left corner. In lower left corner is “Imprimé en France” with a monogram of the publisher BD. ” The map carries a printed signature of the French illustrator who is only know by his pseudonym “Jylbert. Basque – Bearn – Bigorre. 24.2 x 34.5 cm (9.5 x 13.6 in). Printed colors with pochoir (stencil). Excellent, with vivid colors. The item “Lovely 1943 pictorial of the Basque region of Spain and southern France” is in sale since Wednesday, December 19, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “rare_maps” and is located in San Francisco, California. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Year: 1943
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Date Range: 1940-1949
  • Country/Region: Spain
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1756 Vaugondy Map of the Lorraine Region of France

1756 Vaugondy Map of the Lorraine Region of France. WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS – NOT REPRODUCTIONS. Title: Carte de la Lorraine et du Barrois dans laquelle se trouvent la Generalite de Metz et autres enclaves; Dressee pour la lecture du Memoire de M. Durival l’aine, et dediee au Roy de Pologne, Duc de Lorraine et de Bar. Description: This is a beautiful 1756 map of the French wine making region of Lorraine by Robert de Vaugondy. It covers the north east portion of France along with parts of neighboring Germany from Stenay south to Bourbonne-les-Bains and from Saint-Dizier east as far as Strasbourg. The map renders the entire region in extraordinary detail offering both topographical and political information with cities, mountains and forests beautifully rendered in profile. It includes the whole or parts of the French departments of Vosges, Meurthe, Meuse, Moselle and Bas Rhin of the Alsace region. Alsace is known for its fine white wines and along with Austria and Germany, this region produces the world’s most desirable dry Rieslings. This mountainous area of the Alsace wine region and is known for its production of both Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The region surrounding Strasbourg on the west bank of the Rhine River is known for producing Munster cheese. Meuse is also known for its production of Brie de Meaux cheeses. In fact, more than 60% of Brie de Meaux production takes place in Meuse. The map includes a beautifully engraved title cartouche in the lower left quadrant. This map was drawn by Robert de Vaugondy in 1756 and published in the 1757 issue of his Atlas Universal. Size: Printed area measures 19.5 inches high by 24 inches wide. Minor wear along original centerfold. Some spotting and offsetting. 1 – 10 days. If your address is a P. DHL International EXPRESS (45 USD). We can use your Federal Express Account. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Other Services Conservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. The item “1756 Vaugondy Map of the Lorraine Region of France” is in sale since Friday, November 23, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “geographicusmaps” and is located in 11221. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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1754 Vaugondy Map of the Provence Region of France (French Riviera)

1754 Vaugondy Map of the Provence Region of France (French Riviera). WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS – NOT REPRODUCTIONS. Title: Gouvernement General de Provence, divise en ses Vigueries, avec les pays circonvoisins, le Comtat Venaissin, la Principaute d’Orange, et les terres adjacentes. Description: This is a scarce 1754 map of Provence, France by Robert de Vaugondy. It covers the southern coast of France from Nice to Saint-Gilles. The departments of Var, Gard, Bouches-du-Rhone, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Alpes-Maritimes and Vaucluse are included. Vaucluse is the center of wine production in the southern Rhone. Some of the smartest wines in France can be found here. There is also a very strong movement towards the adoption of organic and biodynamic viticulture and natural wine making. The area includes the Cotes du Rhone, Luberon, and Gigondas wine appellations, just to name a few. Var, the heart of the French Riviera or Cote d’Azur, includes the resort cities of Cannes, Nice and San Tropez, among many others. This area also houses a number of vineyards. Here you will find the AOC Coteaux varois en Provence, which produces a wide variety of reds and whites. The red wines principally use the grenache, cinsaut, mourvedre and syrah grapes. White wines use the clairette, grenache blanc, rolle blanc, Semillon Blanc, and Ugni Blanc. Gard is known mainly for its red wine and production of Bleu des Causses, a soft and savory cheese. The northern sub-region of the Bouches-du-Rhone region produces red wines from the Syrah grape and white wines from Viognier grapes. The map includes a beautifully engraved title cartouche in the top left quadrant. This map was drawn by Robert de Vaugondy in 1754 and published in the 1757 issue of his Atlas Universal. Size: Printed area measures 20 inches high by 22 inches wide. Minor wear and verso repair along original centerfold. Some spotting and offsetting with water stains near lower borders. 1 – 10 days. If your address is a P. DHL International EXPRESS (45 USD). We can use your Federal Express Account. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Other Services Conservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. The item “1754 Vaugondy Map of the Provence Region of France (French Riviera)” is in sale since Friday, November 23, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “geographicusmaps” and is located in 11221. 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 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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1754 Vaugondy Map of the Provence Region of France (French Riviera)

1754 Vaugondy Map of the Provence Region of France (French Riviera). WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS – NOT REPRODUCTIONS JOIN OUR WEEKLY MAILING LIST FOR NEWEST STOCK. Title: Gouvernement General de Provence, divise en ses Vigueries, avec les pays circonvoisins, le Comtat Venaissin, la Principaute d’Orange, et les terres adjacentes. Description: This is a scarce 1754 map of Provence, France by Robert de Vaugondy. It covers the southern coast of France from Nice to Saint-Gilles. The departments of Var, Gard, Bouches-du-Rhone, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Alpes-Maritimes and Vaucluse are included. Vaucluse is the center of wine production in the southern Rhone. Some of the smartest wines in France can be found here. There is also a very strong movement towards the adoption of organic and biodynamic viticulture and natural wine making. The area includes the Cotes du Rhone, Luberon, and Gigondas wine appellations, just to name a few. Var, the heart of the French Riviera or Cote d’Azur, includes the resort cities of Cannes, Nice and San Tropez, among many others. This area also houses a number of vineyards. Here you will find the AOC Coteaux varois en Provence, which produces a wide variety of reds and whites. The red wines principally use the grenache, cinsaut, mourvedre and syrah grapes. White wines use the clairette, grenache blanc, rolle blanc, Semillon Blanc, and Ugni Blanc. Gard is known mainly for its red wine and production of Bleu des Causses, a soft and savory cheese. The northern sub-region of the Bouches-du-Rhone region produces red wines from the Syrah grape and white wines from Viognier grapes. The map includes a beautifully engraved title cartouche in the top left quadrant. This map was drawn by Robert de Vaugondy in 1754 and published in the 1757 issue of his Atlas Universal. Size: Printed area measures 20 inches high by 22 inches wide. Minor wear and verso repair along original centerfold. Some spotting and offsetting with water stains near lower borders. 1 – 10 days. If your address is a P. DHL International EXPRESS (45 USD). We can use your Federal Express Account. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Additional Services Conservation Framing Services: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. Read about it here. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration Services: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. The item “1754 Vaugondy Map of the Provence Region of France (French Riviera)” is in sale since Monday, October 22, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “geographicusmaps” and is located in 11221. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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1786 Desnos and de la Tour Map of the Lorraine Region in France

1786 Desnos and de la Tour Map of the Lorraine Region in France. WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS – NOT REPRODUCTIONS JOIN OUR WEEKLY MAILING LIST FOR NEWEST STOCK. Title: Carte des Departemens de la Meuse, de la Moselle, de la Meurte, des Voges, et du Bas Rhin. Description: This is a beautiful map of the Lorraine region in France by the French cartographer Louis Brion de la Tour. It map covers the French departments of Meuse, Moselle, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Vosges and the Bas Rhin department in Alsace, France. Color coding divides the map according to region and notes numerous towns, cities, rivers, forests, mountains and other topographical features. This region, which traded hands several times between France and Germany, is known for its exceptional cuisine, wines, and unique culture. Alsace is known for its fine white wines and along with Austria and Germany, this region produces the world’s most desirable dry Rieslings and both Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The region surrounding Strasbourg on the west bank of the Rhine River is known for producing Munster cheese. Meuse is also known for its production of Brie de Meaux cheeses. In fact, more than 60% of Brie de Meaux production takes place in Meuse. A beautifully engraved title cartouche adorns the bottom left quadrant of the map. To the left and right of the map are paste downs of French text with remarks and description of the map. Surrounding the whole is an elaborate decorative border featuring floral arrangements. This map was issued as plate no. 8 in DesnosâÃô Atlas National de France , bound with the most deluxe edition of his 1786 Atlas General Methodique et Elementaire, Pour lâÃôEtude de la Geographie et de lâÃôHistoire Moderne. Size: Printed area measures 14.5 inches high by 20.5 inches wide. Minor wear along original centerfold. 1 – 10 days. If your address is a P. DHL International EXPRESS (45 USD). We can use your Federal Express Account. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Additional Services Conservation Framing Services: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. Read about it here. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration Services: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. The item “1786 Desnos and de la Tour Map of the Lorraine Region in France” is in sale since Monday, October 22, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “geographicusmaps” and is located in 11221. 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.
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1786 Desnos and de la Tour Map of the Lorraine Region in France

1786 Desnos and de la Tour Map of the Lorraine Region in France. WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS – NOT REPRODUCTIONS JOIN OUR WEEKLY MAILING LIST FOR NEWEST STOCK. Title: Carte des Departemens de la Meuse, de la Moselle, de la Meurte, des Voges, et du Bas Rhin. Description: This is a beautiful map of the Lorraine region in France by the French cartographer Louis Brion de la Tour. It map covers the French departments of Meuse, Moselle, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Vosges and the Bas Rhin department in Alsace, France. Color coding divides the map according to region and notes numerous towns, cities, rivers, forests, mountains and other topographical features. This region, which traded hands several times between France and Germany, is known for its exceptional cuisine, wines, and unique culture. Alsace is known for its fine white wines and along with Austria and Germany, this region produces the world’s most desirable dry Rieslings and both Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The region surrounding Strasbourg on the west bank of the Rhine River is known for producing Munster cheese. Meuse is also known for its production of Brie de Meaux cheeses. In fact, more than 60% of Brie de Meaux production takes place in Meuse. A beautifully engraved title cartouche adorns the bottom left quadrant of the map. To the left and right of the map are paste downs of French text with remarks and description of the map. Surrounding the whole is an elaborate decorative border featuring floral arrangements. This map was issued as plate no. 8 in DesnosâÃô Atlas National de France , bound with the most deluxe edition of his 1786 Atlas General Methodique et Elementaire, Pour lâÃôEtude de la Geographie et de lâÃôHistoire Moderne. Size: Printed area measures 14.5 inches high by 20.5 inches wide. Minor wear along original centerfold. 1 – 10 days. If your address is a P. DHL International EXPRESS (45 USD). We can use your Federal Express Account. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Additional Services Conservation Framing Services: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. Read about it here. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration Services: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. The item “1786 Desnos and de la Tour Map of the Lorraine Region in France” is in sale since Thursday, September 20, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “geographicusmaps” and is located in 11221. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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