France Bourgogne 1613 Mercator / Hondius Atlas Minor Nice Antique Map

France Bourgogne 1613 Mercator / Hondius Atlas Minor Nice Antique Map

France Bourgogne 1613 Mercator / Hondius Atlas Minor Nice Antique Map

France Bourgogne 1613 Mercator / Hondius Atlas Minor Nice Antique Map

France Bourgogne 1613 Mercator / Hondius Atlas Minor Nice Antique Map

France Bourgogne 1613 Mercator / Hondius Atlas Minor Nice Antique Map

France Bourgogne 1613 Mercator / Hondius Atlas Minor Nice Antique Map

Title of the map. Le Comté de Bourgogne. Size with margins : 17,4 x 21,7 cm / 6,6 x 8,2 inches. Amsterdam, 1613, XVIIe Century, French edition. 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: Gerard Mercator
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Format: Atlas
  • Year: 1613
  • Date Range: 1600-1699
  • Country/Region: France
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1638 Joducus Hondius Antique Map of the Lorraine Region of NE France Grand Est

1638 Joducus Hondius Antique Map of the Lorraine Region of NE France Grand Est

1638 Joducus Hondius Antique Map of the Lorraine Region of NE France Grand Est

1638 Joducus Hondius Antique Map of the Lorraine Region of NE France Grand Est

Lorraine Vers Le Midy. 21 1/2in x 17 1/2in (545mm x 445mm). (A+) Fine Condition. This beautifully hand coloured original antique map of the ancient Lorraine region of France – centering on the Moselle River with the city of Nancy to the north Faucogney-et-la-Mer to the south & the Meuse River to the west – by Gerard Mercator was published by Jodocus Hondius in the 1638 edition of Mercators Atlas. 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 (545mm x 445mm) Plate size: – 19 1/2in x 15 1/2in (500mm x 395mm) Margins: – Min 1/2in (12mm). Margins: – Light age toning Plate area: – None Verso: – Light age toning. Background: Lorraine is a cultural and historical region in north-eastern France, now located in the administrative region of Grand Est. Lorraines name stems from the medieval kingdom of Lotharingia, which in turn was named for either Emperor Lothair I or King Lothair II. It later was ruled as the Duchy of Lorraine before the Kingdom of France annexed it in 1766. 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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1628 Henricus Hondius Antique Map Beauvais Region of Northern France, Oise River

1628 Henricus Hondius Antique Map Beauvais Region of Northern France, Oise River

1628 Henricus Hondius Antique Map Beauvais Region of Northern France, Oise River

1628 Henricus Hondius Antique Map Beauvais Region of Northern France, Oise River

22in x 18 1/2in (560mm x 470mm). (A) Very Good Condition. This original hand coloured copper plate engraved antique map of the Beauvais region of Northern France – centering on the city of Beauvais & the Oise River running through the cities of Noyon, Compiègne, Creil, by Henricus Hondius was published by Henricus Hondius & Jan Jansson in the 1628 French edition of Gerard Mercators Atlas. Paper thickness and quality: – Heavy and stable Paper color : – off white Age of map color: – Original Colors used: – Blue, pink, red, green, yellow General color appearance: – Authentic Paper size: – 22in x 18 1/2in (560mm x 470mm) Plate size: – 20in x 15in (510mm x 380mm) Margins: – Min 1in (25mm). Margins: – Age toning Plate area: – Age toning Verso: – Age toning. Background: Beauvais is a city and commune in northern France. It serves as the capital of the Oise département, in the Hauts-de-France region. Beauvais is located approximately 75 kilometres from Paris. Beauvais was known to the Romans by the Gallo-Roman name of Caesaromagus (magos is Common Celtic for field). The post-Renaissance Latin rendering is Bellovacum from the Belgic tribe the Bellovaci, whose capital it was. In the ninth century it became a countship, which about 1013 passed to the bishops of Beauvais, who became peers of France from the twelfth century. At the coronations of kings the Bishop of Beauvais wore the royal mantle and went, with the Bishop of Langres, to raise the king from his throne to present him to the people. De Bello Gallico II 13 reports that as Julius Caesar was approaching a fortified town called Bratuspantium in the land of the Bellovaci, its inhabitants surrendered to him when he was about 5 Roman miles away. Its name is Gaulish for place where judgements are made, from bratu-spantion. Some say that Bratuspantium is Beauvais. Others theorize that it is Vendeuil-Caply or Bailleul sur Thérain. From 1004 to 1037, the Count of Beauvais was Odo II, Count of Blois. In a charter dated 1056/1060, Eudo of Brittany granted land in pago Belvacensi (Beauvais, Picardy) to the Abbey of Angers Saint-Aubin In 1346 the town had to defend itself against the English, who again besieged it in 1433. The siege which it endured in 1472 at the hands of the Duke of Burgundy, was rendered famous by the heroism of the towns women, under the leadership of Jeanne Hachette, whose memory is still celebrated by a procession on 27 June (the feast of Sainte Angadrême), during which women take precedence over men. An interesting hoard of coins from the High Middle Ages became known as the Beauvais Hoard, because some of the British and European coins found with the lot were from the French abbey located in Beauvais. The hoard, which contained a variety of rare and extremely rare Anglo-Norman pennies, English and foreign coins, was reputed to have been found in or near Paris. 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. Specific items not listed may be sourced on request. Classical Images adheres to the Codes of Ethics outlined by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA). We are a primarily an online based enterprise, however our inventory may be viewed by appointment. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “searching01″ and is located in this country: AU. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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1628 Gerard Mercator & Henricus Hondius Antique Map the Alsace Region of France

1628 Gerard Mercator & Henricus Hondius Antique Map the Alsace Region of France

1628 Gerard Mercator & Henricus Hondius Antique Map the Alsace Region of France

1628 Gerard Mercator & Henricus Hondius Antique Map the Alsace Region of France

Per Gerardam Mercatorem Cum privilegio. Mercator, Gerard 1512-94. 21in x 17in (530mm x 430mm). (A) Very Good Condition. This original copper plate engraved antique map of the French region of Alsace by Gerard Mercator was published by Henricus Hondius in the early 1628 French edition of Gerard Mercators Atlas. These maps, published in the early editions of Mercators atlas, are the original maps drawn and engraved by Gerald Mercator in the mid to late 16th century, published by his son Rumold as an atlas, after his death, in 1595. Paper thickness and quality: – Heavy and stable Paper color : – off white Age of map color: – Colors used: – General color appearance: – Paper size: – 21in x 17in (530mm x 430mm) Plate size: – 18 1/2in x 14in (475mm x 350mm) Margins: – Min 1/2in (12mm). Margins: – Light age toning Plate area: – Light toning along centerfold Verso: – Light age toning. Background: Alsace is a cultural and historical region in eastern France, on the west bank of the upper Rhine next to Germany and Switzerland. As in much of Europe, the prosperity of Alsace came to an end in the 14th century by a series of harsh winters, bad harvests, and the Black Death. These hardships were blamed on Jews, leading to the pogroms of 1336 and 1339. In 1349, Jews of Alsace were accused of poisoning the wells with plague, leading to the massacre of thousands of Jews during the Strasbourg pogrom. Jews were subsequently forbidden to settle in the town. An additional natural disaster was the Rhine rift earthquake of 1356, one of Europes worst which made ruins of Basel. Holy Roman Empire central power had begun to decline following years of imperial adventures in Italian lands, often ceding hegemony in Western Europe to France, which had long since centralized power. France began an aggressive policy of expanding eastward, first to the rivers Rhône and Meuse, and when those borders were reached, aiming for the Rhine. In 1299, the French proposed a marriage alliance between Philip IV of Frances sister Blanche and Albert I of Germanys son Rudolf, with Alsace to be the dowry; however, the deal never came off. In 1307, the town of Belfort was first chartered by the Counts of Montbéliard. During the next century, France was to be militarily shattered by the Hundred Years War, which prevented for a time any further tendencies in this direction. After the conclusion of the war, France was again free to pursue its desire to reach the Rhine and in 1444 a French army appeared in Lorraine and Alsace. It took up winter quarters, demanded the submission of Metz and Strasbourg and launched an attack on Basel. In 1469, following the Treaty of St. The town of Mulhouse joined the Swiss Confederation in 1515, where it was to remain until 1798. By the time of the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century, Strasbourg was a prosperous community, and its inhabitants accepted Protestantism in 1523. Martin Bucer was a prominent Protestant reformer in the region. His efforts were countered by the Roman Catholic Habsburgs who tried to eradicate heresy in Upper Alsace. As a result, Alsace was transformed into a mosaic of Catholic and Protestant territories. On the other hand, Mömpelgard (Montbéliard) to the southwest of Alsace, belonging to the Counts of Württemberg since 1397, remained a Protestant enclave in France until 1793. This situation prevailed until 1639, when most of Alsace was conquered by France to keep it out of the hands of the Spanish Habsburgs, who by secret treaty in 1617 had gained a clear road to their valuable and rebellious possessions in the Spanish Netherlands, the Spanish Road. When hostilities were concluded in 1648 with the Treaty of Westphalia, most of Alsace was recognized as part of France, although some towns remained independent. The treaty stipulations regarding Alsace were complex. The German language remained in use in local administration, in schools, and at the (Lutheran) University of Strasbourg, which continued to draw students from other German-speaking lands. The 1685 Edict of Fontainebleau, by which the French king ordered the suppression of French Protestantism, was not applied in Alsace. France did endeavour to promote Catholicism. However, compared to the rest of France, Alsace enjoyed a climate of religious tolerance. France consolidated its hold with the 1679 Treaties of Nijmegen, which brought most remaining towns under its control. France seized Strasbourg in 1681 in an unprovoked action. These territorial changes were recognised in the 1697 Treaty of Ryswick that ended the War of the Grand Alliance. The year 1789 brought the French Revolution and with it the first division of Alsace into the départements of Haut- and Bas-Rhin. Alsatians played an active role in the French Revolution. On 21 July 1789, after receiving news of the Storming of the Bastille in Paris, a crowd of people stormed the Strasbourg city hall, forcing the city administrators to flee and putting symbolically an end to the feudal system in Alsace. In 1792, Rouget de Lisle composed in Strasbourg the Revolutionary marching song La Marseillaise (as Marching song for the Army of the Rhine), which later became the anthem of France. La Marseillaise was played for the first time in April of that year in front of the mayor of Strasbourg Philippe-Frédéric de Dietrich. Some of the most famous generals of the French Revolution also came from Alsace, notably Kellermann, the victor of Valmy, Kléber, who led the armies of the French Republic in Vendée and Westermann, who also fought in the Vendée. At the same time, some Alsatians were in opposition to the Jacobins and sympathetic to the restoration of the monarchy pursued by the invading forces of Austria and Prussia who sought to crush the nascent revolutionary republic. Many of the residents of the Sundgau made pilgrimages to places like Mariastein Abbey, near Basel, in Switzerland, for baptisms and weddings. When the French Revolutionary Army of the Rhine was victorious, tens of thousands fled east before it. When they were later permitted to return (in some cases not until 1799), it was often to find that their lands and homes had been confiscated. These conditions led to emigration by hundreds of families to newly vacant lands in the Russian Empire in 1803-4 and again in 1808. A poignant retelling of this event based on what Goethe had personally witnessed can be found in his long poem Hermann and Dorothea. In response to the hundred day restoration of Napoleon I of France in 1815, Alsace along with other frontier provinces of France was occupied by foreign forces from 1815 to 1818, including over 280,000 soldiers and 90,000 horses in Bas-Rhin alone. This had grave effects on trade and the economy of the region since former overland trade routes were switched to newly opened Mediterranean and Atlantic seaports. The population grew rapidly, from 800,000 in 1814 to 914,000 in 1830 and 1,067,000 in 1846. The combination of economic and demographic factors led to hunger, housing shortages and a lack of work for young people. Thus, it is not surprising that people left Alsace, not only for Paris – where the Alsatian community grew in numbers, with famous members such as Baron Haussmann – but also for more distant places like Russia and the Austrian Empire, to take advantage of the new opportunities offered there: Austria had conquered lands in Eastern Europe from the Ottoman Empire and offered generous terms to colonists as a way of consolidating its hold on the new territories. Many Alsatians also began to sail to the United States, settling in many areas from 1820 to 1850. Some Alsatian immigrants were noted for their roles in 19th-century American economic development. Others ventured to Canada to settle in southwestern Ontario, notably Waterloo County. Mercator, Gerard 1512-94 For nearly sixty years, during the most important and exciting period in the story of modern map making, Gerard Mercator was the supreme cartographer, his name, second only to Ptolemy, synonymous with the form of map projection still in use today. Although not the inventor of this type of projection he was the first to apply it to navigational charts in such a form that compass bearings could be plotted on charts in straight lines, thereby providing seamen with a solution to an age-old problem of navigation at sea. His influence transformed land surveying and his researches and calculations led him to break away from Ptolemy\\\’s conception of the size and outline of the Continents, drastically reducing the longitudinal length of Europe and Asia and altering the shape of the Old World as visualized in the early sixteenth century. Mercator was born in Rupelmonde in Flanders and studied in Louvain under Gemma Frisius, Dutch writer, astronomer and mathematician. He established himself there as a cartographer and instrument and globe maker, and when he was twenty-five drew and engraved his first map (of Palestine) and went on to produce a map of Flanders (1540) supervising the surveying and completing the drafting and engraving himself. The excellence of his work brought him the patronage of Charles V for whom he constructed a globe, but in spite of his favor with the Emperor he was caught up in the persecution of Lutheran Protestants and charged with heresy, fortunately without serious consequences. No doubt the fear of further persecution influenced his move in 1552 to Duisburg, where he continued the production of maps, globes and instruments culminating in large-scale maps of Europe (1554), the British Isles (1564) and the famous World Map on 18 sheets drawn to his new projection (1569). All these early maps are exceedingly rare, some being known by only one copy. In later life he devoted himself to his edition of the maps in Ptolemy\\\’s Geographia, reproduced in his own engraving as nearly as possible in their original form, and to the preparation of his 3-volume collection of maps to which, for the first time, the word \\\’Atlas\\\’ was applied. The word was chosen, he wrote, \\\’to honor the Titan, Atlas, King of Mauritania, a learned philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer\\\’. The first two parts of the Atlas were published in 1585 and 1589 and the third, with the first two making a complete edition, in 1595 the year after Mercator\\\’s death. Mercator\\\’s sons and grandsons were all cartographers and made their contributions in various ways to the great atlas. Rumold, in particular, was responsible for the complete edition in 1595. After a second complete edition in 1602, the map plates were bought in 1604 by Jodocus Hondius who, with his sons, Jodocus II and Henricus, published enlarged editions which dominated the map market for the following twenty to thirty years. 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. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “searching01″ and is located in this country: AU. 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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. Specific items not listed may be sourced on request. Classical Images adheres to the Codes of Ethics outlined by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA). We are a primarily an online based enterprise, however our inventory may be viewed by appointment. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “searching01″ and is located in this country: AU. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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1630 Hondius Antique Map Copper Engraved Framed France Orange Venassin 1627

1630 Hondius Antique Map Copper Engraved Framed France Orange Venassin 1627

1630 Hondius Antique Map Copper Engraved Framed France Orange Venassin 1627

1630 Hondius Antique Map Copper Engraved Framed France Orange Venassin 1627

1630 Hondius Antique Map Copper Engraved Framed France Orange Venassin 1627

1630 Hondius Antique Map Copper Engraved Framed France Orange Venassin 1627

1630 Hondius Antique Map Copper Engraved Framed France Orange Venassin 1627

1630 Hondius Antique Map Copper Engraved Framed France Orange Venassin 1627

1630 Hondius Antique Map Copper Engraved Framed France Orange Venassin 1627

1630 Hondius Antique Map Copper Engraved Framed France Orange Venassin 1627

1630 Hondius Antique Map Copper Engraved Framed France Orange Venassin 1627

(Vaucluse, France) was originally published in 1630 and was republished in atlases until 1637. However, the title cartouche declares that the map was engraved in 1627. The additional cartouche in the upper right corner reveals that it was published by both Hondius brothers, Jodocus and Henricus, and the inscription in the bottom right corner details that the copper plate was engraved by Evert Symonz. Mile scale given “Miliaria Gallica communia” and Miliaria Germanic communia et Au. This superbly detailed map shows the cities of Avignon, Carpentras, Orange, Veyzon, Apt and others. Text in French and Latin. Check out my other items! Please contact me with any questions you may have! This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “watforest” 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, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, 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, Chile, China, Thailand, Switzerland, Brazil.
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Year: 1627
  • Date Range: 1600-1699
  • Country/Region: France
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C. 1630 Hondius Antique Map Dauphine France Copper Engraved Savoy

C. 1630 Hondius Antique Map Dauphine France Copper Engraved Savoy

C. 1630 Hondius Antique Map Dauphine France Copper Engraved Savoy

C. 1630 Hondius Antique Map Dauphine France Copper Engraved Savoy

C. 1630 Hondius Antique Map Dauphine France Copper Engraved Savoy

C. 1630 Hondius Antique Map Dauphine France Copper Engraved Savoy

C. 1630 Hondius Antique Map Dauphine France Copper Engraved Savoy

C. 1630 Hondius Antique Map Dauphine France Copper Engraved Savoy

C. 1630 Hondius Antique Map Dauphine France Copper Engraved Savoy

C. 1630 Hondius Antique Map Dauphine France Copper Engraved Savoy

C. 1630 Hondius Antique Map Dauphine France Copper Engraved Savoy

Carte et description générale de Dauphiné Avec les Confins des Païs et Provinces voisines… This maps shows the cities of Vienne, Valance, Grenoble and others. At the bottom right is a cartouche containing a few lines of dedication to the king. Includes the Savoy and Dauphine coat of arms. French and Latin text. Check out my other items! Please contact me with any questions you may have! This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “watforest” 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, 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, Chile.
  • Year: 1630
  • Country/Region: France
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1628 Gerard Mercator & Henricus Hondius Antique Map the Picardy Region of France

1628 Gerard Mercator & Henricus Hondius Antique Map the Picardy Region of France

1628 Gerard Mercator & Henricus Hondius Antique Map the Picardy Region of France

1628 Gerard Mercator & Henricus Hondius Antique Map the Picardy Region of France

France Picardie Champagne cum regionibus adiacentibus. Mercator, Gerard 1512-94. 21in x 17in (530mm x 430mm). (A) Very Good Condition. This original copper plate engraved antique map of the French region of Picardy or Picardie by Gerard Mercator was published by Henricus Hondius in the early 1628 French edition of Gerard Mercators Atlas. These maps, published in the early editions of Mercators atlas, are the original maps drawn and engraved by Gerald Mercator in the mid to late 16th century, published by his son Rumold as an atlas, after his death, in 1595. Paper thickness and quality: – Heavy and stable Paper color : – off white Age of map color: – Colors used: – General color appearance: – Paper size: – 21in x 17in (530mm x 430mm) Plate size: – 18 1/2in x 14in (475mm x 350mm) Margins: – Min 1/2in (12mm). Margins: – Light age toning Plate area: – Light toning along centerfold Verso: – Light age toning. Background: Picardy is a historical territory and a former administrative region of Northern France and now part of the new region Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie. From the 5th century the area was part of the Frankish Empire, and in the feudal period it encompassed the six countships of Boulogne, Montreuil, Ponthieu, Amiénois, Vermandois, and Laonnois. According to the 843 Treaty of Verdun the region became part of West Francia, the later Kingdom of France. The name Picardy (which may have referred to a Frankish tribe of picards or pike-bearers) was not used until the 12th or 13th century. During this time, the name applied to all lands where the Picard language was spoken, which included all the territories from Paris to the Netherlands. In the Latin Quarter of Paris, people identified a Picard Nation (Nation Picarde) of students at Sorbonne University, most of whom actually came from Flanders. During the Hundred Years\\\’ War, Picardy was the centre of the Jacquerie peasant revolt in 1358. From 1419 onwards, the Picardy counties (Boulogne, Ponthieu, Amiens, Vermandois) were gradually acquired by the Burgundian duke Philip the Good, confirmed by King Charles VII of France at the 1435 Congress of Arras. In 1477, King Louis XI of France led an army and occupied key towns in Picardy. By the end of 1477, Louis would control all of Picardy and most of Artois. In the 16th century, the government (military region) of Picardy was created. This became a new administrative region of France, separate from what was historically defined as Picardy. The new Picardy included the Somme département, the northern half of the Aisne département, and a small fringe in the north of the Oise département. In 1557, Picardy was invaded by Hapbsburg forces under the command of Emmanuel Philibert, Duke of Savoy. After a seventeen-day siege, St. Quentin would be ransacked while Noyon would be burned by the Habsburg army. In the 17th century, an infectious disease similar to English sweat originated from the region and spread across France. It was called Suette des picards or Picardy sweat. Sugar beet was introduced by Napoleon I during the Napoleonic Wars in the 19th century, in order to counter the United Kingdom, which had seized the sugar islands possessed by France in the Caribbean. The sugar industry has continued to play a prominent role in the economy of the region. One of the most significant historical events to occur in Picardy was the series of battles fought along the Somme during World War I. From September 1914 to August 1918, four major battles, including the Battle of the Somme, were fought by British, French, and German forces in the fields of Northern Picardy. (Ref: Koeman; M&B; Tooley). Mercator, Gerard 1512-94 For nearly sixty years, during the most important and exciting period in the story of modern map making, Gerard Mercator was the supreme cartographer, his name, second only to Ptolemy, synonymous with the form of map projection still in use today. Although not the inventor of this type of projection he was the first to apply it to navigational charts in such a form that compass bearings could be plotted on charts in straight lines, thereby providing seamen with a solution to an age-old problem of navigation at sea. His influence transformed land surveying and his researches and calculations led him to break away from Ptolemy\\\’s conception of the size and outline of the Continents, drastically reducing the longitudinal length of Europe and Asia and altering the shape of the Old World as visualized in the early sixteenth century. Mercator was born in Rupelmonde in Flanders and studied in Louvain under Gemma Frisius, Dutch writer, astronomer and mathematician. He established himself there as a cartographer and instrument and globe maker, and when he was twenty-five drew and engraved his first map (of Palestine) and went on to produce a map of Flanders (1540) supervising the surveying and completing the drafting and engraving himself. The excellence of his work brought him the patronage of Charles V for whom he constructed a globe, but in spite of his favor with the Emperor he was caught up in the persecution of Lutheran Protestants and charged with heresy, fortunately without serious consequences. No doubt the fear of further persecution influenced his move in 1552 to Duisburg, where he continued the production of maps, globes and instruments culminating in large-scale maps of Europe (1554), the British Isles (1564) and the famous World Map on 18 sheets drawn to his new projection (1569). All these early maps are exceedingly rare, some being known by only one copy. In later life he devoted himself to his edition of the maps in Ptolemy\\\’s Geographia, reproduced in his own engraving as nearly as possible in their original form, and to the preparation of his 3-volume collection of maps to which, for the first time, the word \\\’Atlas\\\’ was applied. The word was chosen, he wrote, \\\’to honor the Titan, Atlas, King of Mauritania, a learned philosopher, mathematician, and astronomer\\\’. The first two parts of the Atlas were published in 1585 and 1589 and the third, with the first two making a complete edition, in 1595 the year after Mercator\\\’s death. Mercator\\\’s sons and grandsons were all cartographers and made their contributions in various ways to the great atlas. Rumold, in particular, was responsible for the complete edition in 1595. After a second complete edition in 1602, the map plates were bought in 1604 by Jodocus Hondius who, with his sons, Jodocus II and Henricus, published enlarged editions which dominated the map market for the following twenty to thirty years. 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. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “searching01″ and is located in this country: AU. 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1638 Henricus Hondius Antique Map of the Principality of Dombes, Ain, SE France

1638 Henricus Hondius Antique Map of the Principality of Dombes, Ain, SE France

1638 Henricus Hondius Antique Map of the Principality of Dombes, Ain, SE France

1638 Henricus Hondius Antique Map of the Principality of Dombes, Ain, SE France

La Principaute De Dombes. 22in x 19in (560mm x 480mm). (A+) Fine Condition. This beautifully hand coloured original copper-plate engraved antique map of the Principality of Dombes of south-eastern France – now a part of the Ain Dept. Centering on the cities of Mascon & Lyon on the Saone and Rhone Rivers – was published in the 1638 Latin edition of Mercators Atlas published by 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: – 22in x 19in (560mm x 480mm) Plate size: – 18in x 14in (460mm x 360mm) Margins: – Min 1in (25mm). Margins: – None Plate area: – None Verso: – Age toning. Background: The Dombes is an area in south-eastern France, once an independent municipality, formerly part of the province of Burgundy, and now a district comprised in the department of Ain, and bounded on the west by the Saône River, by the Rhône, on the east by the Ain and on the north by the district of Bresse. The Dombes once formed part of the kingdom of Arles. In the 11th century, when the kingdom began to break up, the northern part of the Dombes came under the power of the lords of Bâgé, and in 1218, by the marriage of Marguerite de Baugé with Humbert IV of Beaujeu, passed to the lords of Beaujeu. The southern portion was held in succession by the lords of Villars and of Thoire. Its lords took advantage of the excommunication of Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor to assert their complete independence of the Holy Roman Empire. In 1400, Louis II, Duke of Bourbon, acquired the northern part of the Dombes, together with the lordship of Beaujeu, and two years later bought the southern part from the sires de Thoire, forming the whole into a new sovereign principality of the Dombes, with Trévoux as its capital. The principality was confiscated by King Francis I of France in 1523, along with the other possessions of the Constable de Bourbon, was granted in 1527 to the queen-mother, Louise of Savoy, and after her death was held successively by kings Francis I, Henry II and Francis II, and by Catherine de\’ Medici. In 1561 it was granted to Louis, duc de Montpensier, by whose descendants it was held till, in 1682, Anne Marie Louise of Orléans, the duchess of Montpensier, gave it to Louis XIV\’s bastard, the Duke of Maine, as part of the price for the release of her lover Lauzun. He was made colonel-general of the Swiss regiment, governor of Languedoc and master of the hounds of France. He was succeeded, as prince of Dombes, by his brother the count of Eu, who in 1762 surrendered the principality to the crown. The little principality of Dombes showed in some respects signs of a vigorous life; the princes mint and printing works at Trévoux were long famous, and the college at Thoissey was well endowed and influential. 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. 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1633 Hondius Jansson Antique Map Lyon France Lionnois Beaujolais Copper Engraved

1633 Hondius Jansson Antique Map Lyon France Lionnois Beaujolais Copper Engraved

1633 Hondius Jansson Antique Map Lyon France Lionnois Beaujolais Copper Engraved

1633 Hondius Jansson Antique Map Lyon France Lionnois Beaujolais Copper Engraved

1633 Hondius Jansson Antique Map Lyon France Lionnois Beaujolais Copper Engraved

1633 Hondius Jansson Antique Map Lyon France Lionnois Beaujolais Copper Engraved

1633 Hondius Jansson Antique Map Lyon France Lionnois Beaujolais Copper Engraved

1633 Hondius Jansson Antique Map Lyon France Lionnois Beaujolais Copper Engraved

1633 Hondius Jansson Antique Map Lyon France Lionnois Beaujolais Copper Engraved

Lionnois, Forest et Beauiolois… (Lyon) This maps shows the cities of Lyon, Vienne, Bresse, Rohan, the Rhone River, Rho^ne-Alpes and Burgundy regions in France. Text in French and Latin. Check out my other items! Please contact me with any questions you may have! This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “watforest” 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, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Republic of Croatia, Malaysia, 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, Chile, China, Thailand, Switzerland, Brazil.
  • Year: 1633
  • City: Lyon
  • Date Range: 1600-1699
  • Country/Region: France
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