Versailles Gardens France 1715 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique View 18th Century

Versailles Gardens France 1715 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique View 18th Century

Versailles Gardens France 1715 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique View 18th Century

Versailles Gardens France 1715 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique View 18th Century

Versailles Gardens France 1715 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique View 18th Century

Versailles Gardens France 1715 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique View 18th Century

Versailles Gardens France 1715 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique View 18th Century

Versailles Gardens France 1715 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique View 18th Century

Versailles Gardens France 1715 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique View 18th Century

Versailles Gardens France 1715 Nicolas De Fer Unusual Antique View 18th Century

Title of the plan. PLAN DU LABIRINTHE DE VERSAILLES à Paris Chez le Sr. Dans l’Isle du Palais sur le Quay de l’Orloge a la Sphere Royale 1715. Unusual antique copper engraved plan of the labyrinth, a famous part of the gardens of Versailles, by Nicolas DE FER, 18th century. The Labyrinth of Versailles was built by André Le Nôtre from 1668 in the gardens of the castle on an idea of Charles Perrault, then in charge of defining the iconography of the royal artistic programs. The thirty-eight fountains that make it up – a thirty-ninth fountain was later added – were built between 1672 and 1674, at the crossroads of the alleys, after the installation of the hydraulic network. Each of them, adorned with polychrome lead animal sculptures, seed stones and shells, depicts an episode from Esope’s fables. His earliest wellknown map of the canal de Languedoc, realised in 1669. In 1697, he published his first world atlas. In 1695, De Fer, with several other notable French mapmakers, became founding contributors to the French Bureau of Maps and Plans. This bureau, created to deal with the technical and strategic problems of overseas commerce and exploration, was part of the Royal Academy of Sciences’ Ministry of the Navy and Colonies. Size with margins : 38,5 x 25,6 cm / 14,9 x 9,8 inches. Condition : very good condition, in colors. Edition : Paris, dated 1715, 18th Century. WE DON’T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE. Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. 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.
  • Date Range: 1700-1799
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Year: 1715
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Country/Region: France
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1649 Blaeu Antique Map View of Thérouanne, Tarwanna or Tervanna Northern France

1649 Blaeu Antique Map View of Thérouanne, Tarwanna or Tervanna Northern France

1649 Blaeu Antique Map View of Thérouanne, Tarwanna or Tervanna Northern France

1649 Blaeu Antique Map View of Thérouanne, Tarwanna or Tervanna Northern France

Teroana morinorum metropolis olim, diruta a Carolo V. 21 1/2in x 13in (545mm x 330mm). (A+) Fine Condition. This beautifully hand coloured original antique map a view of the city of Tarwanna or Tervanna (today the town of Thérouanne, France) the capital of the ancient Belgian tribe of the Morini, was published in the 1649 edition of John Blaeus Toonneel der Steeden (Views of Dutch Cities). 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: – 21 1/2in x 13in (545mm x 330mm) Plate size: – 10 1/2in x 7 1/2in (270mm x 190mm) Margins: – Min 1in (25mm). Margins: – None Plate area: – None Verso: – None. Background: Thérouanne is a commune in the Pas-de-Calais department in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France. At the time of the Gauls, Tarwanna or Tervanna was the capital of the Belgian tribe of the Morini. After the Romans conquered Gaul, they too made the city the capital of the Civitas Morinorum district. In the 7th century, probably around 639, Saint Audomar (Saint Omer) established the bishopric of Terwaan or Terenburg, the diocese of Thérouanne, which during the Middle Ages controlled a large part of the left bank of the river Scheldt. Territorially it was part of the county of Artois which belonged to the county of Flanders. Thanks to that ecclesiastical control of some of the most prosperous cities north of the Alps, like Arras and Ypres, the bishopric was able to build a cathedral which was at the time the largest in France. The town was captured by the Emperor Maximilian and Henry VIII from the French in 1513 after the battle of the Spurs. In 1553 Charles V besieged Thérouanne, then a French enclave in the Holy Roman Empire, in revenge for a defeat by the French at the siege of Metz. After he captured the city he ordered it to be razed, the roads to be broken up, and the area to be ploughed and salted Only a small commune which lay outside the city walls, then named Saint-Martin-Outre-Eaux, was left standing, and later (probably around 1800) took over the name Thérouanne. At this propitious time in the history of the Northern Provinces, Willem Janszoon Blaeu, who was born at Alkmaar in 1571 and trained in astronomy and the sciences by Tycho Brahe, the celebrated Danish astronomer, founded a business in Amsterdam in 1599 as a globe and instrument maker. It was not long before the business expanded, publishing maps, topographical works and books of sea charts as well as constructing globes. His most notable early work was a map of Holland (1604), a fine World Map (1605-06) and Het Licht der Zeevaerdt (The Light of Navigation), a marine atlas, which went through many editions in different languages and under a variety of titles. At the same time Blaeu was planning a major atlas intended to include the most up-to-date maps of the whole of the known world but progress on so vast a project was slow and not until he bought between 30 and 40 plates of the Mercator Atlas from Jodocus Hondius II to add to his own collection was he able to publish, in 1630, a 60-map volume with the title Atlantis Appendix. It was another five years before the first two volumes of his planned world atlas, Atlas Novus or the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum were issued. About this time he was appointed Hydrographer to the East India Company. In 1638 Blaeu died and the business passed into the hands of his sons, Joan and Cornelis, who continued and expanded their father\\\’s ambitious plans. After the death of Cornelis, Joan directed the work alone and the whole series of 6 volumes was eventually completed about 1655. As soon as it was finished he began the preparation of the even larger work, the Atlas Major, which reached publication in 1662 in II volumes (later editions in 9-12 volumes) and contained nearly 6oo double-page maps and 3,000 pages of text. This was, and indeed remains, the most magnificent work of its kind ever produced; perhaps its geographical content was not as up-to-date or as accurate as its author could have wished, but any deficiencies in that direction were more than compensated for by the fine engraving and colouring, the elaborate cartouches and pictorial and heraldic detail and especially the splendid calligraphy. In 1672 a disastrous fire destroyed Blaeu\\\’s printing house in the Gravenstraat and a year afterwards Joan Blaeu died. The firm\\\’s surviving stocks of plates and maps were gradually dispersed, some of the plates being bought by F. De Wit and Schenk and Valck, before final closure in about 1695. It ought to be mentioned here that there is often confusion between the elder Blaeu and his rival Jan Jansson (Johannes Janssonius). Up to about 1619 Blaeu often signed his works Guilielmus Janssonius or Willems Jans Zoon but after that time he seems to have decided on Guilielmus or G. 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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1650 Schnitzer View Map of Paris, France

1650 Schnitzer View Map of Paris, France. WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS – NOT REPRODUCTIONS. Title: Abbildung de Kâ^sâ^, niglichen Resident Statt Paris in Franchreich. Description: An exceedingly rare c. 1650 German view of Paris, France, of which there are no other known examples. The view looks south to Pairs from a hilltop, possibly Belleville, to the north of the City. The Hospital of St. Louis (Louys) features prominently in the foreground. There are 56 named sites, including St. Severin, the Sorbonne, Notre Dame, St. Germain, and others, associated with a numerical table at the base of the view. The publication history of this view is something of a mystery as it is of the utmost rarity with no other known examples. It appears to be in the style of similar town views issued by Paulus Fâ^sºrst and Lucas Schnitzer around 1650. The prints were later reissued by David Funck, who acquired the Fâ^sºrst/Schnitzer prints. At the bottom of the map, in the right-hand corner, there is an imprint referencing Johann Andreas von Creutz, a Nuremburg printer active in the late 17th and early 16th centuries. The Creutz imprint appears to overwrite some of the original map text, so we can assume it was added later, probably after Creutz acquired the Fâ^sºrst/Schnitzer plates, possibly from Funck’s heirs, around 1709. Based upon the Creutz imprint, it is reasonable to assume that the presently offered edition probably dates to around this period. Although this view was clearly bound into a book with similar views of other cities, we have not been able to isolate the title of that work. Size: Printed area measures 11 inches high by 15 inches wide. Condition: Very good, slight centerfold wear. Printing crease at center. 1 – 10 days. If your address is a P. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Other Services Conservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “geographicusmaps” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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1574 Sebastian Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the City of Tours, France

1574 Sebastian Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the City of Tours, France

1574 Sebastian Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the City of Tours, France

Munster, Sebastian 1489 – 1552. 16in x 13in (410mm x 330mm). (A+) Fine Condition. This fine original wood block engraved antique map a birds eye view of the French city of Tours, France was published in the French Section of Sebastian Munsters 1574 edition of Cosmographia, Das ist: Beschreibung der gantzen Welt, Darinnen Aller Monarchien Keyserthumben, Königreichen, Fürstenthumben, Graff- und Herrschafften, Länderen, Stätten und Gemeinden. Ursprung Cosmographia, that is: description of the whole world, in it all monarchies Keyser thumben, kingdoms, prince thumben, graff and herrschafften, countries, places and municipalities. Tours is a city in the centre-west of France. It is the administrative centre of the Indre-et-Loire department and the largest city in the Centre-Val de Loire region of France. Paper thickness and quality: – Heavy and stable Paper color : – off white Age of map color: – Colors used: – General color appearance: – Paper size: – 16in x 13in (410mm x 330mm) Plate size: – 16in x 13in (410mm x 330mm) Margins: – Min 1in (25mm). Margins: – None Plate area: – None Verso: – None. Background: Cosmographia, Das ist: Beschreibung der gantzen Welt, Darinnen Aller Monarchien Keyserthumben, Königreichen, Fürstenthumben, Graff- und Herrschafften, Länderen, Stätten und Gemeinden. Ursprung, Regiment, Reichthumb, Gewalt und. Dessgleichen Aller deren, beyder Ständen, Regenten: Keysern, Königen, Bäpsten, Bischoffen. By Sebastian Münster was first published in 1544 and is the earliest German-language description of the world. It had numerous editions in different languages including Latin, French (translated by François de Belleforest), Italian, English, and Czech. The last German edition was published in 1628, long after Munsters death. The Cosmographia was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century. It passed through 24 editions in 100 years. This success was due to the notable woodcuts (some by Hans Holbein the Younger, Urs Graf, Hans Rudolph Manuel Deutsch, and David Kandel). It was most important in reviving geography in 16th-century Europe. Among the notable maps within Cosmographia is the map Tabula novarum insularum, which is credited as the first map to show the American continents as geographically discrete. Munsters earlier geographic works were Germania descriptio (1530) and Mappa Europae (1536). In 1540, he published a Latin edition of Ptolemys Geographia with illustrations. German cartographer, cosmographer, and Hebrew scholar whose work Cosmographia (1544; \\\”Cosmography\\\”) was the earliest German description of the world and a major work in the revival of geographic thought in 16th-century Europe. It had numerous editions in different languages including Latin, French, Italian, English, and even Czech. Altogether, about 40 editions of the Cosmographia appeared between 1544 and 1628 and was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century. Münster was a major influence in popular thinking in Europe for the next 200 years. This success was due not only to the level of descriptive detail but also to the fascinating full page maps & views as well as smaller woodcuts that were included in the text. Many of the woodcuts were executed by famous engravers of the time including Hans Holbein the Younger, Urs Graf, Hans Rudolph Manuel Deutsch, and David Kandel. Münster acquired the material for his book in three ways. Firstly he researched all available literary sources across Germany, Switzerland and other parts of Europe. Secondly he obtained original manuscript material from locals all over Europe for description of the countryside, cities, villages, towns, rivers and local history. Finally, he obtained further material first hand on his travels (primarily in south-west Germany, Switzerland, and Alsace). In 1588 Sebastian Petri re-released Cosomgraphia and re-issued many of Munsters maps and views in the \\\”copperplate style\\\”. The maps in this release were more sophisticated than with earlier publications of Cosomgraphia and were based on the 1570 release of Abraham Ortelius monumental work Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Please note all items auctioned are genuine, we do not sell reproductions. A Certificate of Authenticity (COA) can be issued on request. What is an Antique Map. The word Antique in the traditional sense refers to an item that is more than a hundred years old. The majority of antique maps for sale today come from books or atlases and have survived due to the protection offered by the hardback covers. The first thing to determine when staring a collection or purchasing an item, is what is important to you. Most collectors prefer to build their collections around a theme. You may decide to collect maps from one region or country, charting its development through time. Similarly you could collect maps of one particular period in time, by type i. Sea or celestial charts or by cartographer. The collector might also want to consider the theme of cartographical misconceptions such as California as an island or Australia as Terra Australis or the Great Southern Land. The subject is so wide that any would-be-collector has almost endless possibilities to find his own little niche within the field, and thereby build a rewarding collection. Starting a collection & pricing. Pricing is based on a number of different factors, the most important of which is regional. In any series of maps the most valuable are usually the World Map and the America/North America. The World because it is usually the most decorative and America because it has the strongest regional market. Other factors that come into play re: price is rarity, age, size, historical importance, decorative value (colour) and overall condition and quality of paper it is printed on. As specialised dealers, we frequently work with first time map buyers who are just starting their collection. Classical Images was founded 1998 and has built an excellent reputation for supplying high quality original antiquarian maps, historical atlases, antique books and prints. We carry an extensive inventory of antiquarian collectibles from the 15th to 19th century. Our collection typically includes rare books and decorative antique maps and prints by renowned cartographers, authors and engravers. Specific items not listed may be sourced on request. Classical Images adheres to the Codes of Ethics outlined by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA). We are a primarily an online based enterprise, however our inventory may be viewed by appointment. Attention Sellers – Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. Com. 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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1575 Braun & Hogenberg Original Antique Birds Eye View of St Omer, Calais France

1575 Braun & Hogenberg Original Antique Birds Eye View of St Omer, Calais France

1575 Braun & Hogenberg Original Antique Birds Eye View of St Omer, Calais France

Ausmer, Omer, Iccius portus Abrahamo Orttelio, Artesii urbs munitissima. Braun and Hogenberg. 25in x 21 1/4in (635mm x 540mm). (A+) Fine Condition. This beautifully hand coloured original 1572 antique birds eye view of the Northern French Town of St Omer in the Pas-de-Calais department, was published by Georg Braun & Frans Hogenberg for the 1572 atlas of town plans Civiates Orbis Terrarum intended as a companion to Abraham Ortelius’s master Atlas Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. This is a bird’s-eye view from the south of the town, which is fortified with moats, walls and bastions. Numerous churches stand out, including the Gothic cathedral of Notre-Dame in the lower left-hand corner, with its 50-m-high clock tower. The town goes back to the Benedictine monastery established in AD 657 by Bishop Audomar of Thérouanne. Initially a religious centre, it quickly developed various commercial activities. At the beginning of the 14th century the town was one of the largest in France, the wealthiest in Artois and a centre of European trade. 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: – 18 1/2in x 15 1/2in (470mm x 395mm) Plate size: – 15in x 13 1/2in (385mm x 345mm) Margins: – Min 1in (25mm). Margins: – None Plate area: – None Verso: – None. Background: This is a bird’s-eye view from the south of the town, which is fortified with moats, walls and bastions. Saint-Omer, is a city in France in the sub-prefecture of the Pas-de-Calais department 68 km. The town is named after Saint Audomar, who brought Christianity to the area. Saint Audomar died c. 670, better known as Saint Omer, was a Burgundy-born bishop of Thérouanne, after whom nearby Saint-Omer in northern France was named COMMENTARY BY BRAUN (on verso): Saint-Audomar, commonly known as Saint-Audmar, and, in the mutilated form read by some, Saint-Omer, a small town in Artois, gets its name from St Audomar, a German, a priest born not far from Constance… Through the recommendation of King Pippin and the bishop of Noyon, he was appointed bishop to the Morini or Flemings. Because he was a man of pious conduct, Adroaldus, a rich and noble man, was later persuaded to present him with the hamlet of Sithieu and the surrounding area to build a monastery there. Through the teachings of these men a large number of people came to the little village of Sithieu and began to build a town, which was later named St Audomar or St Omer in honour of this excellent bishop. Iccius portus according to Abraham Ortelius; well-fortified town in Artois. Braun and Hogenberg Georg Braun 1541 – 1622 was a topo-geographer. From 1572 to 1617 he edited the Civitates orbis terrarum, which contains 546 prospects, bird’s-eye views and maps of cities from all around the world. He was the principal editor of the work, he acquired the tables, hired the artists, and wrote the texts. He died as an octogenarian in 1622, as the only survivor of the original team to witness the publication of volume VI in 1617. Frans Hogenberg 1535 – 1590 was a Flemish and German painter, engraver, and mapmaker. Hogenberg was born in Mechelen as the son of Nicolaas Hogenberg. In 1568 he was banned from Antwerp by the Duke of Alva and travelled to London, where he stayed a few years before emigrating to Cologne. He is known for portraits and topographical views as well as historical allegories. He also produced scenes of contemporary historical events. In 1544 Sebastian Munster issued in Basle his Cosmographia containing about sixty plans and views, some in plan form, but many still using the old type of outline in elevation, and still others in bird’s-eye view. Very soon afterwards Frans Hogenberg, who engraved maps for Ortelius, together with another noted engraver of the time, Georg Hoefnagel, compiled and issued in Cologne a City Atlas intended as a companion work to the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Entitled Civitates Orbis Terrarum and edited by Georg Braun, the six volumes of this famous work were issued between the years 1572 and 1618 and contained in all more than 500 plans – 1572 Civitates Orbis Terrarum Vol. 1 – 1575 Civitates Orbis Terrarum Vol. 11 – 1581 Civitates Orbis Terrarum Vol. 111 – 1588 Civitates Orbis Terrarum Vol. IV – 1598 Civitates Orbis Terrarum Vol. V – 1618 Civitates Orbis Terrarum Vol. VI These volumes were published originally with Latin text followed by re-issues with German and French translations. Volume V1 comprised an issue of’Supplementary’ plans. Sometime after i68 the plates passed into possession of Abraham Hogenberg who was responsible for a number of further re-issues and after his death the plates were acquired by Jan Jansson. Using them as a basis Jansson published an 8-volume edition and this in turn was followed by further reissues. 1652-57 Illustriorum Germania Superior (etc) urbium tabulae (town plans): 8 volumes: Latin text: Jan Jansson 1682 Re-issued by Jansson’s heirs in abridged form – no text. 1694- Theatrum praecipuarum totius Europae urbium 1700 by Frederick de Wit – 1729 La Ga/erie Agreabie du Alonde, by Pieter van der Aa, reproduced many plans from plates formerlv in F. De Wit’s possession – C. 1750 Re-issued for the last time by Cornelis Mortier and Johannes Covens. What is an Antique Map. The word Antique in the traditional sense refers to an item that is more than a hundred years old. The majority of antique maps for sale today come from books or atlases and have survived due to the protection offered by the hardback covers. The first thing to determine when staring a collection or purchasing an item, is what is important to you. Most collectors prefer to build their collections around a theme. You may decide to collect maps from one region or country, charting its development through time. Similarly you could collect maps of one particular period in time, by type i. Sea or celestial charts or by cartographer. The collector might also want to consider the theme of cartographical misconceptions such as California as an island or Australia as Terra Australis or the Great Southern Land. The subject is so wide that any would-be-collector has almost endless possibilities to find his own little niche within the field, and thereby build a rewarding collection. Starting a collection & pricing. Pricing is based on a number of different factors, the most important of which is regional. In any series of maps the most valuable are usually the World Map and the America/North America. The World because it is usually the most decorative and America because it has the strongest regional market. Other factors that come into play re: price is rarity, age, size, historical importance, decorative value (colour) and overall condition and quality of paper it is printed on. As specialised dealers, we frequently work with first time map buyers who are just starting their collection. So please do not hesitate to and we will be happy to help with any questions you may have. Classical Images was founded 1998 and has built an excellent reputation for supplying high quality original antiquarian maps, historical atlases, antique books and prints. We carry an extensive inventory of antiquarian collectibles from the 15th to 19th century. Our collection typically includes rare books and decorative antique maps and prints by renowned cartographers, authors and engravers. Specific items not listed may be sourced on request. Classical Images adheres to the Codes of Ethics outlined by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA). We are a primarily an online based enterprise, however our inventory may be viewed by appointment. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. 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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1575 Braun & Hogenberg Original Antique Birds Eye View City of Arras, France

1575 Braun & Hogenberg Original Antique Birds Eye View City of Arras, France

1575 Braun & Hogenberg Original Antique Birds Eye View City of Arras, France

Braun and Hogenberg. 21in x 16in (535mm x 410mm). (A+) Fine Condition. 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: – 21in x 16in (535mm x 410mm) Plate size: – 19in x 14in (485mm x 355mm) Margins: – Min 1in (25mm). Margins: – None Plate area: – None Verso: – None. Background: Background of Civitates Orbis Terrarum The first volume of the Civitates Orbis Terrarum was published in Cologne in 1572. The sixth and the final volume appeared in 1617. This great city atlas, edited by Georg Braun and largely engraved by Franz Hogenberg, eventually contained 546 prospects, bird-eye views and map views of cities from all over the world. For a variety of reasons town plans were comparatively latecomers in the long history of cartography. Few cities in Europe in the middle ages had more than 20,00 inhabitants and even London in the late Elizabethan period had only 100-150,000 people which in itself was probably 10 times that of any other English city. The Nuremberg Chronicle in 1493 included one of the first town views of Jerusalem, thereafter, for most of the sixteenth century, German cartographers led the way in producing town plans in a modern sense. In 1544 Sebastian Munster issued in Basle his Cosmographia containing roughly sixty-six plans and views, some in the plan form, but many in the old panorama or birds eye view. Braun and Hogenberg Georg Braun 1541 – 1622 was a topo-geographer. From 1572 to 1617 he edited the Civitates orbis terrarum, which contains 546 prospects, bird’s-eye views and maps of cities from all around the world. He was the principal editor of the work, he acquired the tables, hired the artists, and wrote the texts. He died as an octogenarian in 1622, as the only survivor of the original team to witness the publication of volume VI in 1617. Frans Hogenberg 1535 – 1590 was a Flemish and German painter, engraver, and mapmaker. Hogenberg was born in Mechelen as the son of Nicolaas Hogenberg. In 1568 he was banned from Antwerp by the Duke of Alva and travelled to London, where he stayed a few years before emigrating to Cologne. He is known for portraits and topographical views as well as historical allegories. He also produced scenes of contemporary historical events. In 1544 Sebastian Munster issued in Basle his Cosmographia containing about sixty plans and views, some in plan form, but many still using the old type of outline in elevation, and still others in bird’s-eye view. Very soon afterwards Frans Hogenberg, who engraved maps for Ortelius, together with another noted engraver of the time, Georg Hoefnagel, compiled and issued in Cologne a City Atlas intended as a companion work to the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. Entitled Civitates Orbis Terrarum and edited by Georg Braun, the six volumes of this famous work were issued between the years 1572 and 1618 and contained in all more than 500 plans – 1572 Civitates Orbis Terrarum Vol. 1 – 1575 Civitates Orbis Terrarum Vol. 11 – 1581 Civitates Orbis Terrarum Vol. 111 – 1588 Civitates Orbis Terrarum Vol. IV – 1598 Civitates Orbis Terrarum Vol. V – 1618 Civitates Orbis Terrarum Vol. VI These volumes were published originally with Latin text followed by re-issues with German and French translations. Volume V1 comprised an issue of’Supplementary’ plans. Sometime after i68 the plates passed into possession of Abraham Hogenberg who was responsible for a number of further re-issues and after his death the plates were acquired by Jan Jansson. Using them as a basis Jansson published an 8-volume edition and this in turn was followed by further reissues. 1652-57 Illustriorum Germania Superior (etc) urbium tabulae (town plans): 8 volumes: Latin text: Jan Jansson 1682 Re-issued by Jansson’s heirs in abridged form – no text. 1694- Theatrum praecipuarum totius Europae urbium 1700 by Frederick de Wit – 1729 La Ga/erie Agreabie du Alonde, by Pieter van der Aa, reproduced many plans from plates formerlv in F. De Wit’s possession – C. 1750 Re-issued for the last time by Cornelis Mortier and Johannes Covens. What is an Antique Map. The word Antique in the traditional sense refers to an item that is more than a hundred years old. The majority of antique maps for sale today come from books or atlases and have survived due to the protection offered by the hardback covers. The first thing to determine when staring a collection or purchasing an item, is what is important to you. Most collectors prefer to build their collections around a theme. You may decide to collect maps from one region or country, charting its development through time. Similarly you could collect maps of one particular period in time, by type i. Sea or celestial charts or by cartographer. The collector might also want to consider the theme of cartographical misconceptions such as California as an island or Australia as Terra Australis or the Great Southern Land. The subject is so wide that any would-be-collector has almost endless possibilities to find his own little niche within the field, and thereby build a rewarding collection. Starting a collection & pricing. Pricing is based on a number of different factors, the most important of which is regional. In any series of maps the most valuable are usually the World Map and the America/North America. The World because it is usually the most decorative and America because it has the strongest regional market. Other factors that come into play re: price is rarity, age, size, historical importance, decorative value (colour) and overall condition and quality of paper it is printed on. As specialised dealers, we frequently work with first time map buyers who are just starting their collection. So please do not hesitate to and we will be happy to help with any questions you may have. Classical Images was founded 1998 and has built an excellent reputation for supplying high quality original antiquarian maps, historical atlases, antique books and prints. We carry an extensive inventory of antiquarian collectibles from the 15th to 19th century. Our collection typically includes rare books and decorative antique maps and prints by renowned cartographers, authors and engravers. Specific items not listed may be sourced on request. Classical Images adheres to the Codes of Ethics outlined by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA). We are a primarily an online based enterprise, however our inventory may be viewed by appointment. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. 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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GUADELOUPE CARIBBEAN 1860 by EMILE VERNIER VERY LARGE ANTIQUE VIEW 19TH CENTURY

GUADELOUPE CARIBBEAN 1860 by EMILE VERNIER VERY LARGE ANTIQUE VIEW 19TH CENTURY

GUADELOUPE CARIBBEAN 1860 by EMILE VERNIER VERY LARGE ANTIQUE VIEW 19TH CENTURY

GUADELOUPE CARIBBEAN 1860 by EMILE VERNIER VERY LARGE ANTIQUE VIEW 19TH CENTURY

GUADELOUPE CARIBBEAN 1860 by EMILE VERNIER VERY LARGE ANTIQUE VIEW 19TH CENTURY

GUADELOUPE CARIBBEAN 1860 by EMILE VERNIER VERY LARGE ANTIQUE VIEW 19TH CENTURY

GUADELOUPE CARIBBEAN 1860 by EMILE VERNIER VERY LARGE ANTIQUE VIEW 19TH CENTURY

Title of the view. “LE TROU A VACHES (Anse-Bertrand)”. Very large nice antique lithographic view of Guadeloupe, in Caribbean, drawn by A. Budan and lithographed by Emile Vernier. 53 x 37 cm / 20,8 x 14,5 inches. Very good condition, very large margins, handed colored. 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.
  • Printing Technique: Lithography
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Year: 1860
  • City: Paris
  • Date Range: 1800-1899
  • Country/Region: France
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Bordeaux France 1655 Mathaeus Merian Large Antique Panoramic View

Bordeaux France 1655 Mathaeus Merian Large Antique Panoramic View

Bordeaux France 1655 Mathaeus Merian Large Antique Panoramic View

Bordeaux France 1655 Mathaeus Merian Large Antique Panoramic View

Bordeaux France 1655 Mathaeus Merian Large Antique Panoramic View

Bordeaux France 1655 Mathaeus Merian Large Antique Panoramic View

Bordeaux France 1655 Mathaeus Merian Large Antique Panoramic View

Bordeaux France 1655 Mathaeus Merian Large Antique Panoramic View

Bordeaux France 1655 Mathaeus Merian Large Antique Panoramic View

Mathaeus MERIAN was a Swiss engraver, he worked in Francfort (Germany). He is the father of the painter of flowers and insects Anna Maria Sybilla Merian. Topographiae Germaniae has been edited in 16 volumes, from 1642 to 1654. After the death of Matthaeus Merian, his son Matthaeus Merian le Jeune continued the work of his father, and produced other volumes untill 1688, with other descriptions in Europe, as France “Topographiae Galliae”, Italy, and Creete. In total, Topographiae contains 92 maps and 1486 copper engraving plates with 2142 views of cities, castles, villages, monasters, divided in 30 volumes. The views of Merian are famous with them perspective view. Size with margins : 60 x 26 cm / 23,6 x 10,2 inches. Condition : very good condition, large margins, in colors, on strong paper. Edition : From Topographiae Galliae.. Edited by Joost Boersz and Caspar Merian, Frankfurt, 1655, 17th Century. WE DON’T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE. Due to the age an type of paper, some imperfections are to be expected. Please examine the images provided carefully, and if you have any questions please ask and we will be happy to help you. 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.
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Year: 1655
  • City: Bordeaux
  • Date Range: 1600-1699
  • Country/Region: France
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Paris France 1598 Sebastian Munster Large Unusual Antique View 16th Century

Paris France 1598 Sebastian Munster Large Unusual Antique View 16th Century

Paris France 1598 Sebastian Munster Large Unusual Antique View 16th Century

Paris France 1598 Sebastian Munster Large Unusual Antique View 16th Century

Paris France 1598 Sebastian Munster Large Unusual Antique View 16th Century

Paris France 1598 Sebastian Munster Large Unusual Antique View 16th Century

Paris France 1598 Sebastian Munster Large Unusual Antique View 16th Century

Paris France 1598 Sebastian Munster Large Unusual Antique View 16th Century

Paris France 1598 Sebastian Munster Large Unusual Antique View 16th Century

Paris France 1598 Sebastian Munster Large Unusual Antique View 16th Century

Paris France 1598 Sebastian Munster Large Unusual Antique View 16th Century

Paris France 1598 Sebastian Munster Large Unusual Antique View 16th Century

Title of the view. Die Statt Paris etlicher maß figuriert und contrafehtet nach ietziger Gelegenheit. Large unusual and nice antique. With the arms of Paris in upper side of the map. This is a very earliest view of this city. Cosmographie Universelle du Monde de Sebastian Munster, German edition, 1 598, by Henri Pierre or Heinrich Petri, Basle, 16th Century. Size of the view with margins. X 31,5 cm / 16,1 x 12,2 inches. Good condition, large margins, hand color. From a German language edition of Munster’s Cosmography. Sebastian Munster was one of the most influential cartographers in the 16th century. (20 January 1488 – 26 May 1552) was a. Was the earliest description of the world. 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: Sebastian Munster
  • Printing Technique: Woodcut
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Year: 1598
  • City: Paris
  • Date Range: 1500-1599
  • Country/Region: France
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DIJON BOURGOGNE (FRANCE) 1738 by SALMON ANTIQUE ENGRAVED VIEW 18TH CENTURY

DIJON BOURGOGNE (FRANCE) 1738 by SALMON ANTIQUE ENGRAVED VIEW 18TH CENTURY

DIJON BOURGOGNE (FRANCE) 1738 by SALMON ANTIQUE ENGRAVED VIEW 18TH CENTURY

DIJON BOURGOGNE (FRANCE) 1738 by SALMON ANTIQUE ENGRAVED VIEW 18TH CENTURY

Title of the view. “La Citta di Dijon Capitale della Provincia di Borgogna nel Regno di Francia”. Antique panoramic copper engraved. Of Dijon, in the wine region Bourgogne (France), by Salmon, XVIIIe century. Size with margins : 18,2 x 35,3 cm / 7 x 13,7 inches. Condition : very good condition. 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.
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Year: 1738
  • Date Range: 1700-1799
  • Country/Region: France
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