1628 Henricus Hondius Antique Map The Province of Quercy, Lot, Cahors, SW France

1628 Henricus Hondius Antique Map The Province of Quercy, Lot, Cahors, SW France

1628 Henricus Hondius Antique Map The Province of Quercy, Lot, Cahors, SW France

1628 Henricus Hondius Antique Map The Province of Quercy, Lot, Cahors, SW France

Le Pays de Qverci L estat Ecclesiastic. 21 1/2in x 17 1/2in (490mm x 340mm). (A) Very Good Condition. This beautifully hand coloured original copper-plate engraved antique map of the ancient province of Quercy located in southwest France – centering on the city of Cahors & the River Lot – was published in the 1628 French edition of Mercators Atlas by Henricus Hondius and Jan Jansson. 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: – 21 1/2in x 17 1/2in (490mm x 340mm) Plate size: – 20in x 15in (510mm x 380mm) Margins: – Min 1/2in (12mm). Margins: – Light age toning Plate area: – Age toning along centerfold Verso: – Age toning along centerfold. Background: Quercy is a former province of France located in the countrys southwest, bounded on the north by Limousin, on the west by Périgord and Agenais, on the south by Gascony and Languedoc, and on the east by Rouergue and Auvergne. Under the Romans Quercy was part of Aquitania prima, and Christianity was introduced during the 4th century. Early in the 6th century it fell under the authority of the Franks, and in the 7th century became part of the autonomous Duchy of Aquitaine. At the end of the 10th century its rulers were the powerful counts of Toulouse. During the wars between England and France in the reign of Henry II, the English placed garrisons in the county, and by the 1259 Treaty of Paris lower Quercy was ceded to England. The monarchs of both England and France confirmed and added to the privileges of the towns and the district, each thus hoping to attach the inhabitants to his own interest. In 1360, by the Treaty of Bretigny, the whole county passed to England, but in 1440 the English were finally expelled. In the 16th century Quercy was a stronghold of the Protestants, and the scene of a savage religious warfare. The civil wars of the reign of Louis XIII largely took place around Montauban. He 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. A native of Flanders, he grew up in Ghent, apprenticed as an instrument and globe maker and map engraver. In 1584, to escape the religious troubles sweeping the Low Countries at that time, he fled to London where he spent some years before finally settling in Amsterdam about 1593. In the London period he came into contact with the leading scientists and geographers of the day and engraved maps in The Mariner\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s Mirrour, the English edition of Waghenaer\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s Sea Atlas, as well as others with Pieter van den Keere, his brother-in-law. No doubt his temporary exile in London stood him in good stead, earning him an international reputation, for it could have been no accident that Speed chose Hondius to engrave the plates for the maps in The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine in the years between 1605 and 1610. In 1604 Hondius bought the plates of Mercator\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s Atlas which, in spite of its excellence, had not competed successfully with the continuing demand for the Ortelius Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. 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 reengraved in miniature form and issued as a pocket Atlas Minor. 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. Summaries of these issues are given under the entry for Gerard Mercator. Jodocus Hondius the Elder 1588 Maps in The Mariner\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s Mirrour (Waghenaer/Ashley) 1590 World Map in two hemispheres illustrating Drake\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s circumnavigation c. 1591-92 Hiberniae novissima descrzptio: Boazio\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s map of Ireland: Engraved by Pieter van den Keere 1595 Europe (wall map): with Pieter van den Keere 1598 World and the Continents 1599 Maps for Caert Thresoor (Langenesi Cornelis Claesz), with Pieter van den Keere 1602-03 – 12 English County maps for William Smith (\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’anonymous maps\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’) 1605 Ptolemy\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s Geographia (Mercator) 1618-19 Re-issued 1605-10 Maps for The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine (Speed) 1606 World Atlas (Mercator/Hondius series) (see under \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’Gerard Mercator\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’ for further detail) 1607 Atlas Minor (Mercator/Hondius series) (see under \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’Gerard Mercator\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’ for further detail) 1608 World Map on Mercator\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s projection Jodocus Hondius II 1612-21 (Mercator) Atlas Minor 5 editions published in co-operation with Jan Jansson the Elder see under Gerard Mercator (Atlas Minor) for further detail 1613 Map of Scandinavia 1616 View of London Cl. Visscher 1616 Tabularum geographicarum (Petrus Bertius) Miniature world atlas (8vo): edition (with new maps) of the Caert Thresoor published in 1598-99 1618 Re-issued in Latin and French 1617-18 World Map: double hemisphere The first map to show Tierra del Fuego as an island as a result of the discoveries made on the Schouten/Le Maire voyage of 1615-17. 1624 World Map on Mercator\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s projection 1629 Atlas (without title or text) 42 maps, mostly by Hondius, not included in the Mercator/Hondius editions Henricus Hondius (1606) Mercator\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’s Atlas (Mercator/Hondius/Jansson) 1613, 1619 Editions published by the widow of Jodocus Hondius the Elder, and Jodocus II and Henricus. 1623-335 editions published by Henricus alone. 1633-41 5 editions in conjunction with Jan Jansson. When Jodocus II died in 1629, he and his brother, Henricus Hondius, while collaborating on the Hondius Atlas Major, had established and maintained separate business for some 10 years. Jodocus\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’ death enabled the competing cartographer, Willem Blaeu to acquire a large number of Jodocus\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’ map plates, which he promptly published in 1630 as the Atlantis Appendix. Henricus, in the meantime, had been counting on Jodocus\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\’ new plates to enhance his own, by then outdated, Hondius Atlas Major. A surviving contract dated March 2, 1630 reveals that Henricus Hondius and his partner Joannes Janssonius hired engravers to produce a number of new map plates copying the work of Jodocus – now in the hands of the Blaeu firm. This map was among the most important of that group and accounts for variants of this map being issued by competing Blaeu and Hondius firms. 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. 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Dauphine France 1634-42 De Beins/ Blaeu Unusual Large Antique Map 17th Century

Dauphine France 1634-42 De Beins/ Blaeu Unusual Large Antique Map 17th Century

Dauphine France 1634-42 De Beins/ Blaeu Unusual Large Antique Map 17th Century

Dauphine France 1634-42 De Beins/ Blaeu Unusual Large Antique Map 17th Century

Dauphine France 1634-42 De Beins/ Blaeu Unusual Large Antique Map 17th Century

Dauphine France 1634-42 De Beins/ Blaeu Unusual Large Antique Map 17th Century

Dauphine France 1634-42 De Beins/ Blaeu Unusual Large Antique Map 17th Century

Dauphine France 1634-42 De Beins/ Blaeu Unusual Large Antique Map 17th Century

Dauphine France 1634-42 De Beins/ Blaeu Unusual Large Antique Map 17th Century

Dauphine France 1634-42 De Beins/ Blaeu Unusual Large Antique Map 17th Century

Title of the map. “DELPHINATUS vulgo DAUPHINE Avec les Confins des Pais et provinces voisines Par Iean de Beins geographe et Ingenieur du Roy”. Large and unusual antique copper engraved map of the province of Dauphiné in France, by Willem & Johannes BLAEU, XVIIe Century. He made the first map of Dauphiné. With 2 nice decorative cartouches, and 2 nice coasts of arms. The map shows the cities of Valence, Grenoble, Vienne. Size with margins : 48,5 x 57 cm / 18,8 x 22,4 inches. Edition : Amsterdam, 1634-42, XVIIe Century, Latin edition. Condition : very good condition, old colors. Willem Blaeu was the founder of the Blaeu cartography dynasty, the finest mapmakers of the Golden age of Dutch cartography. He studied astronomy with Tycho Brahe at Uranienborg, and moved to Amsterdam to establish a shop in 1605, close his contemporaries and rivals Johannes Janssonius and Jacob Colom. He produced globes at first. The sons of Willem, Johan and Joan, joined him in the firm. They produced their first atlas together in 1630 the “Atlas Appendix”. Five years later, their produced their “Atlas Novus”, edited in 4 languages. After the death of Willem, Joan expanded the Atlas Novus into the Atlas Major, the largest atlas of its time. This edition had between nine and twelve volumes, beautifully engraved and coloured. In 1648, they produced a very large wall world map in 20 parts. And they continued to produce globes too. We send maps by DHL Express. 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. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “efi6″ and is located in this country: FR. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Willem Blaeu
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Year: 1634
  • Date Range: 1600-1699
  • Country/Region: France
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1882 Letts Map Southern France Arlege Aude Landes Bordeaux Correze Loire Rhone

1882 Letts Map Southern France Arlege Aude Landes Bordeaux Correze Loire Rhone

1882 Letts Map Southern France Arlege Aude Landes Bordeaux Correze Loire Rhone

1882 Letts Map Southern France Arlege Aude Landes Bordeaux Correze Loire Rhone

1882 Letts Map Southern France Arlege Aude Landes Bordeaux Correze Loire Rhone

An original antique map over 130 years old from. Letts’s complete popular atlas – 1st edition. Highly detailed with original lithographic colour. Approximate size: 17 inches x 14 inches. /REPAIRS/DAMAGE/EXTENT OF MARGINS etc. Please message with any questions regarding this item. (Letts 3 – 1882 europe). This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “printsandmaps” and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Brand: Unbranded
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1779-84 Antonio Zatta fine h/c map southern France Auvergne Nivernois Berri

1779-84 Antonio Zatta fine h/c map southern France Auvergne Nivernois Berri

1779-84 Antonio Zatta fine h/c map southern France Auvergne Nivernois Berri

1779-84 Antonio Zatta fine h/c map southern France Auvergne Nivernois Berri

1779-84 Antonio Zatta fine h/c map southern France Auvergne Nivernois Berri

1779-84 Antonio Zatta fine h/c map southern France Auvergne Nivernois Berri

LOVELY EXAMPLE OF THIS HIGHLY DECORATIVE MAP. ZATTA Antonio, Italian cartographer, fl. Li governi del Berri, del Nivernois, della Marche, del Bourbonnois, a dell’ Auvergne di nuova projezione. A fine original hand-coloured map of the south-central French regions of Berry, Nivernais, La Marche, Bourbonnais and Auvergne, with beautiful engraved cartouche, from Zatta’s atlas Atlante Novissimo, 1779-84. Copper engraved atlas map with original hand-colouring. Cartographer/printing details within decorative engraved cartouche in bottom left corner. Numbered in top right corner C. Thick laid and watermarked paper. Light central fold as usual. Size: (plate) 40.3cm x 31.7cm / (whole sheet) 52.5cm x 38.3cm. Near Fine to Very Good condition. Very light age-toning to paper. Please ask if you require a more detailed condition report, or view gallery images. A very nice example of this large hand-coloured map of Berry, Nivernais, La Marche, Bourbonnais and Auvergne in France by the Italian cartographer Antonio Zatta, printed in his atlas Atlante Novissimo, c1779-84. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “kernoozers” and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Antonio Zatta
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Format: Atlas Map
  • Year: 1779
  • Date Range: 1700-1799
  • Country/Region: France
  • State: Auvergne Berri Bourbonnois La Marche
  • Era: 1700s
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Bethune Artois France City Plan Fortifications c. 1740-50 engraved map

Bethune Artois France City Plan Fortifications c. 1740-50 engraved map

Bethune Artois France City Plan Fortifications c. 1740-50 engraved map

Bethune Artois France City Plan Fortifications c. 1740-50 engraved map

(Old Maps, 18th Century Maps, British History, History of Warfare, War of Spanish Succession, France, Artois, Bethune, City Plan, Military Fortifications). 1740-50, London for Tindal. Large mid 18th century engraved map. Decorative cartouche greatly enhances the visual appeal. Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. Original fold lines as issued, any blank margin trimming was done long ago during the original binding process. 15 1/2″ H x 20 1/4″ W. Engraved area measures c. 14 1/4″ H x 18 1/2″ W. Bethune Artois France City Plan Fortifications c. Browse our ever-growing collection! Southeast Asia Philippines Siam Sumatra 1811 John Cary lovely large old map. France coast Road of Toulon coastal old map 1790′s John Cary lovely example. World map shewing Capt Cook tracks c. Asia Company’s Land outline shown 1796 Doolittle scarce American engraved map. Zuider Sea Northern Netherlands Holland 1737 old antique color map. Spain insets Lisbon Madrid Cadiz 1856 Weiland huge old engraved map hand colored. Egypt Saudi Arabia 1849 Meyer map Mountains of the Moon shown. Ancient Greece Women in Greek Art 1901 Notor fine leather book illustrated LMT’D. Europe ethnic hand color plates of natives 1828 Adams Voyager Travel book. Foreign-Born compared to Aggregate Population 1898 U. Census map large detail. Meissen Germany panorama 1590′s Munster old wood cut city panorama view. Champollion Rosetta Stone Ancient Egypt 1842 France Royale rare litho plates. Egypt North Africa Nile Red Sea 1804 Tardieu scarce map. North & Sound Carolina Charleston city plan 1887 Mitchell Bradley large old map. Benjamin Disraeli Earl Beaconsfield 1882 leather books set 11 vols beautiful. Germany Mahren Moravia 1854 Biller Brunn inset Olmutz Troppau old map. Germany divided into circles Silesia Bohemia Saxony 1730 Moll beautiful old map. Finland Baltic Scandanavia 1855 E. Schieble engraved specialized map. Arabian Peninsula 1748 Vaugondy engraved miniature map. Norfolk County Massachusetts 1888 large detailed map. All items are sent well-packed to arrive as you see them. Maps and prints are sent either rolled in sturdy 3-inch-wide tubes or, if small, in a rigid cardboard mailer. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “oldmapsoldbooks” and is located in this country: US. 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, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of 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-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, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam, Chile.
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1887 Antique Map France Belgium Switzerland Paris Somme Loire Indre Aude

1887 Antique Map France Belgium Switzerland Paris Somme Loire Indre Aude

1887 Antique Map France Belgium Switzerland Paris Somme Loire Indre Aude

1887 Antique Map France Belgium Switzerland Paris Somme Loire Indre Aude

1887 Antique Map France Belgium Switzerland Paris Somme Loire Indre Aude

An original antique map over 130 years old. This listing is for the single map shown. The map is from a series produced for: Bacon’s complete atlas of the world Scarce 1st edition published in 1887. Approximate size of sheet 18 inches x 13 inches. /EXTENT OF MARGINS etc. Please message with any questions regarding this item. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “printsandmaps” and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Antique/ Modern: Antique
  • Year: 1887
  • Brand: Unbranded
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1710 Hainault Namur & Cambray Antique Map by John Senex 26.1 x 20.8 rare

1710 Hainault Namur & Cambray Antique Map by John Senex 26.1 x 20.8 rare

1710 Hainault Namur & Cambray Antique Map by John Senex 26.1 x 20.8 rare

1710 Hainault Namur & Cambray Antique Map by John Senex 26.1 x 20.8 rare

1710 Hainault Namur & Cambray Antique Map by John Senex 26.1 x 20.8 rare

1710 Hainault Namur & Cambray Antique Map by John Senex 26.1 x 20.8 rare

1710 Hainault Namur & Cambray Antique Map by John Senex 26.1 x 20.8 rare

Circa 1710 John Senex antique map, ” New Map of the Provinces of Hainault, Namur & Cambray”. This early 1700s antique map depicts the border region between Belgium & France. Featured on this beautifully engraved original antique map – a wonderful title cartouche. Cities, forests, rivers, streams, many small towns, fortified structures & more – as manifest and evidenced by the tremendous details and presence! Only minor condition issues worth mentioning: wear commensurate with age, some small repaired margin tears, a margin chip & fortified seam at top & bottom of centerfold – exactly as pictured! Also worth mentioning, all borders & margins are present but in some areas missing from the main picture due to my scanner’s size limitation (25″ x 18.5″ max). I have taken a couple pictures of the map in it’s entirety with my camera to show the margin + border (last two pics). Dimensions of map (including margins). Please feel free to message me with any questions you might have regarding this fine antique map! This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “electronics_revolutionizers” and is located in this country: US. 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, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-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, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Vietnam.
  • Date Range: 1700-1799
  • Type: Physical Map
  • Format: Atlas Map
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Year: 1735
  • State: Hainaut
  • Cartographer/Publisher: John Senex
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • City: Namur
  • Country/Region: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
  • County: Cambrai
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Six ORIGINAL 1852 Levasseur MAPS of FRANCE in 16x21 Gold Frames Green Mats

Six ORIGINAL 1852 Levasseur MAPS of FRANCE in 16x21 Gold Frames Green Mats

Six ORIGINAL 1852 Levasseur MAPS of FRANCE in 16x21 Gold Frames Green Mats

Six ORIGINAL 1852 Levasseur MAPS of FRANCE in 16x21 Gold Frames Green Mats

Six ORIGINAL 1852 Levasseur MAPS of FRANCE in 16x21 Gold Frames Green Mats

Six ORIGINAL 1852 Levasseur MAPS of FRANCE in 16x21 Gold Frames Green Mats

Six ORIGINAL 1852 Levasseur MAPS of FRANCE in 16x21 Gold Frames Green Mats

Six ORIGINAL 1852 Levasseur MAPS of FRANCE in 16x21 Gold Frames Green Mats

Six ORIGINAL 1852 Levasseur MAPS of FRANCE in 16x21 Gold Frames Green Mats

Six ORIGINAL 1852 Levasseur MAPS of FRANCE in 16x21 Gold Frames Green Mats

Six ORIGINAL 1852 Levasseur MAPS of FRANCE in 16x21 Gold Frames Green Mats

Six ORIGINAL 1852 Levasseur MAPS of FRANCE in 16x21 Gold Frames Green Mats

This set of 6 antique, framed, engraved and hand-colored maps shows 6 different regions/areas in France. Each of these engraved, antique maps has illustrations surrounding the centered map that show scenes of the most important features of that area in the 1850s. The maps themselves are in excellent antique condition with no visible flaws. Being framed behind glass for the last 50-70 years has preserved them. Each map had hand water-coloring applied a long time ago. A few of the colors are still quite vibrant, while most have aged into warm, muted tones. Please see all photos. These maps, without folds, are from the large format edition of the Atlas National Illustre de France, by Victor Levasseur, published in Paris in 1852. Each map image measures approximately 11 by 17 inches and each framed map measures 15.5 by 20.75 inches. The six maps are as follows. De Lot et Garonne. Venable’s Fine Arts, 1615 Conn Ave. Was a renowned DC gallery for many decades. The gallery, which also did framing and restoration work, was founded by Samuel J. Venable in 1892 in downtown Washington. At its height during Venable’s tenure, the business employed 13 framers. It moved to 1615 Connecticut Ave. NW at the end of World War II and occupied various premises along that avenue until it closed at the end of 1997. Two of the maps have ink stamps from another framer in nearby Alexandria, Virginia, that is no longer in business. One of those frames has been reinforced around the back of the frame with tape, as has one of the Venable frames. A couple of the frames have small scratches on the gold painted wood where the frames were stacked without padding between them. Each framed map weighs about 3 lbs. I pack very well… However, using free local pick-up will save you a lot. Every vintage and antique item has a story to tell. Small, as-made anomalies speak to the uniqueness of each piece. And nothing ages without time showing its mark in some way. A century of being used or held and admired, packed and moved, cleaned and displayed, will create the telltale signs of genuine age. I personally take packages to the nearest U. Post office at Ladysmith, Virginia. That is also where I conduct FREE in-person pick-up for any item. Please contact me if you have any questions. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “central_va_treasures” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Date Range: 1800-1899
  • Type: Road Atlas
  • Format: Atlas Map
  • Printing Technique: engraving
  • Year: 1852
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Levasseur
  • Country/Region: France
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1619 Jan Jansson Antique Map Loire & Rhone Rivers, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

1619 Jan Jansson Antique Map Loire & Rhone Rivers, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

1619 Jan Jansson Antique Map Loire & Rhone Rivers, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

1619 Jan Jansson Antique Map Loire & Rhone Rivers, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Lionnois, Forest et Beaviolois. 24in x 20in (610mm x 500mm). (A+) Fine Condition. This beautifully hand coloured original copper-plate engraved antique map of The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France – centering on the Loire & Rhone Rivers and the cities of Lyon, Vienne & Macon – by Jan Jansson – was published in the 1619 edition of Mercators Atlas by Jan Jansson and Henricus Hondius. 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: – 24in x 20in (610mm x 500mm) Plate size: – 20in x 15in (535mm x 380mm) Margins: – Min 1in (25mm). Margins: – None Plate area: – None Verso: – None. Background: Lyon is the third-largest city and second-largest urban area of France. It is located in the country\’s east-central part at the confluence of the rivers Rhône and Saône. Fernand Braudel remarked, Historians of Lyon are not sufficiently aware of the bi-polarity between Paris and Lyon, which is a constant structure in French development… From the late Middle Ages to the Industrial Revolution. In the late 15th century, the fairs introduced by Italian merchants made Lyon the economic counting house of France. Even the Bourse (treasury), built in 1749, resembled a public bazaar where accounts were settled in the open air. When international banking moved to Genoa, then Amsterdam, Lyon remained the banking centre of France. During the Renaissance, the cities development was driven by the silk trade, which strengthened its ties to Italy. Italian influence on Lyons architecture is still visible among historic buildings. In the later 1400s and 1500s Lyon was also a key centre of literary activity and book publishing, both of French writers (such as Maurice Scève, Antoine Heroet, and Louise Labé) and of Italians in exile (such as Luigi Alamanni and Gian Giorgio Trissino). In 1572, Lyon was a scene of mass violence by Catholics against Protestant Huguenots in the St. Bartholomew\’s Day Massacre. Two centuries later, Lyon was again convulsed by violence when, during the French Revolution, the citizenry rose up against the National Convention and supported the Girondins. The city was besieged by Revolutionary armies for over two months before surrendering in October 1793. Many buildings were destroyed, especially around the Place Bellecour, while Jean-Marie Collot d\’Herbois and Joseph Fouché administered the execution of more than 2,000 people. The Convention ordered that its name be changed to Liberated City and a plaque was erected that proclaimed Lyons made war on Liberty; Lyons no longer exists. A decade later, Napoleon ordered the reconstruction of all the buildings demolished during this period. After the National Convention faded into history, the French Directory appeared and days after the September 4, 1797, Coup of 18 Fructidor, a Directory\’s commissioner was assassinated in Lyon. The city became an important industrial town during the 19th century. In 1831 and 1834, the canuts (silk workers) of Lyon staged two major uprisings for better working conditions and pay. In 1862, the first of Lyon\’s extensive network of funicular railways began operation. In 1612 he married the daughter of the cartographer and publisher Jodocus Hondius, and then set up in business in Amsterdam as a book publisher. In 1616 he published his first maps of France and Italy and from then onwards he produced a very large number of maps, perhaps not quite rivaling those of the Blaeu family but running a very close second in quantity and quality. From about 1630 to 1638 he was in partnership with his brother-in-law, Henricus Hondius, issuing further editions of the Mercator/Hondius atlases to which his name was added. On the death of Henricus he took over the business, expanding the atlas still further, until eventually he published an 11-volume Atlas Major on a scale similar to Blaeu\\\’s Atlas Major. The first full edition of Jansson\\\’s English County Maps was published in 1646 but some years earlier he issued a number of British maps in the Mercator/Hondius/Jansson series of atlases (1636-44); the maps were printed from newly engraved plates and are different from the later 1646 issue and are now rarely seen (see Appendix B for further details). In general appearance Jansson\\\’s maps are very similar to those of Blaeu and, in fact, were often copied from them, but they tend to be more flamboyant and decorative. After Jansson\\\’s death his heirs published a number of maps in an Atlas Contractus in 1666, later still many of the plates of his British maps were acquired by Pieter Schenk and Gerard Valck who published them again in 1683 as separate maps. 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. 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