1598 Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the city of Poitiers in Poitou France

1598 Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the city of Poitiers in Poitou France

1598 Munster Antique Map Birds Eye View of the city of Poitiers in Poitou France

Munster, Sebastian 1489 – 1552. 15in x 13 1/4in (380mm x 340mm). (A) Very Good Condition. This fine original wood block engraved antique map a birds eye view of the French city of Poitiers on the Clain River in the Vienne Dept of central western France, was published in the French Section of Sebastian Munsters 1598 edition of Cosmographia, Das ist: Beschreibung der gantzen Welt, Darinnen Aller Monarchien Keyserthumben, Königreichen, Fürstenthumben, Graff- und Herrschafften, Länderen, Stätten und Gemeinden. Ursprung Cosmographia, that is: description of the whole world, in it all monarchies Keyser thumben, kingdoms, prince thumben, graff and herrschafften, countries, places and municipalities. Poitiers is a city on the Clain river in west-central France. It is a commune and the capital of the Vienne department and also of the Poitou. The type of political organisation existing in Poitiers during the late medieval or early modern period can be glimpsed through a speech given on 14 July 1595 by Maurice Roatin, the town\’s mayor. He compared it to the Roman state, which combined three types of government: monarchy (rule by one person), aristocracy (rule by a few), and democracy (rule by the many). He said the Roman consulate corresponded to Poitiers\’ mayor, the Roman senate to the town\’s peers and échevins, and the democratic element in Rome corresponded to the fact that most important matters can not be decided except by the advice of the Mois et Cent (broad council). 1 The mayor appears to have been an advocate of a mixed constitution; not all Frenchmen in 1595 would have agreed with him, at least in public; many spoke in favour of absolute monarchy. The democratic element was not as strong as the mayor\’s words may seem to imply: in fact, Poitiers was similar to other French cities, Paris, Nantes, Marseille, Limoges, La Rochelle, Dijon, in that the town\’s governing body (corps de ville) was highly exclusive and oligarchical: a small number of professional and family groups controlled most of the city offices. In Poitiers many of these positions were granted for the lifetime of the office holder. The city government in Poitiers based its claims to legitimacy on the theory of government where the mayor and échevins held jurisdiction of the citys affairs in fief from the king: that is, they swore allegiance and promised support for him, and in return he granted them local authority. This gave them the advantage of being able to claim that any townsperson who challenged their authority was being disloyal to the king. Every year the mayor and the 24 échevins would swear an oath of allegiance between the hands of the king or his representative, usually the lieutenant général or the sénéchaussée. For example, in 1567, when Maixent Poitevin was mayor, king Henry III came for a visit, and, although some townspeople grumbled about the licentious behaviour of his entourage, Henry smoothed things over with a warm speech acknowledging their allegiance and thanking them for it. In this era, the mayor of Poitiers was preceded by sergeants wherever he went, consulted deliberative bodies, carried out their decisions, heard civil and criminal suits in first instance, tried to ensure that the food supply would be adequate, visited markets. In the 16th century, Poitiers impressed visitors because of its large size, and important features, including royal courts, university, prolific printing shops, wealthy religious institutions, cathedral, numerous parishes, markets, impressive domestic architecture, extensive fortifications, and castle. 16th-century Poitiers is closely associated with the life of François Rabelais and with the community of Bitards. The town saw less activity during the Renaissance. Few changes were made in the urban landscape, except for laying way for the rue de la Tranchée. Bridges were built where the inhabitants had used gués. A few hôtels particuliers were built at that time, such as the hôtels Jean Baucé, Fumé and Berthelot. Poets Joachim du Bellay and Pierre Ronsard met at the University of Poitiers, before leaving for Paris. During the 17th century, many people emigrated from Poitiers and the Poitou to the French settlements in the new world and thus many Acadians or Cajuns living in North America today can trace ancestry back to this region. Paper thickness and quality: – Heavy and stable Paper color : – off white Age of map color: – Colors used: – General color appearance: – Paper size: – 15in x 13 1/4in (380mm x 340mm) Plate size: – 15in x 13 1/4in (380mm x 340mm) Margins: – Min 1/4in (3mm). Margins: – L&R margins cropped into border Plate area: – Light toning along centerfold Verso: – Light toning along centerfold. Background: Cosmographia, Das ist: Beschreibung der gantzen Welt, Darinnen Aller Monarchien Keyserthumben, Königreichen, Fürstenthumben, Graff- und Herrschafften, Länderen, Stätten und Gemeinden. Ursprung, Regiment, Reichthumb, Gewalt und. Dessgleichen Aller deren, beyder Ständen, Regenten: Keysern, Königen, Bäpsten, Bischoffen. By Sebastian Münster was first published in 1544 and is the earliest German-language description of the world. It had numerous editions in different languages including Latin, French (translated by François de Belleforest), Italian, English, and Czech. The last German edition was published in 1628, long after Munsters death. The Cosmographia was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century. It passed through 24 editions in 100 years. This success was due to the notable woodcuts (some by Hans Holbein the Younger, Urs Graf, Hans Rudolph Manuel Deutsch, and David Kandel). It was most important in reviving geography in 16th-century Europe. Among the notable maps within Cosmographia is the map Tabula novarum insularum, which is credited as the first map to show the American continents as geographically discrete. Munsters earlier geographic works were Germania descriptio (1530) and Mappa Europae (1536). In 1540, he published a Latin edition of Ptolemys Geographia with illustrations. Munster, Sebastian 1489 – 1552 German cartographer, cosmographer, and Hebrew scholar whose work Cosmographia (1544; \\\”Cosmography\\\”) was the earliest German description of the world and a major work in the revival of geographic thought in 16th-century Europe. It had numerous editions in different languages including Latin, French, Italian, English, and even Czech. Altogether, about 40 editions of the Cosmographia appeared between 1544 and 1628 and was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century. Münster was a major influence in popular thinking in Europe for the next 200 years. This success was due not only to the level of descriptive detail but also to the fascinating full page maps & views as well as smaller woodcuts that were included in the text. Many of the woodcuts were executed by famous engravers of the time including Hans Holbein the Younger, Urs Graf, Hans Rudolph Manuel Deutsch, and David Kandel. Münster acquired the material for his book in three ways. Firstly he researched all available literary sources across Germany, Switzerland and other parts of Europe. Secondly he obtained original manuscript material from locals all over Europe for description of the countryside, cities, villages, towns, rivers and local history. Finally, he obtained further material first hand on his travels (primarily in south-west Germany, Switzerland, and Alsace). In 1588 Sebastian Petri re-released Cosomgraphia and re-issued many of Munsters maps and views in the \\\”copperplate style\\\”. The maps in this release were more sophisticated than with earlier publications of Cosomgraphia and were based on the 1570 release of Abraham Ortelius monumental work Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. (Ref: Tooley; M&B) Please note all items auctioned are genuine, we do not sell reproductions. A Certificate of Authenticity (COA) can be issued on request. What is an Antique Map. The word Antique in the traditional sense refers to an item that is more than a hundred years old. The majority of antique maps for sale today come from books or atlases and have survived due to the protection offered by the hardback covers. The first thing to determine when staring a collection or purchasing an item, is what is important to you. Most collectors prefer to build their collections around a theme. You may decide to collect maps from one region or country, charting its development through time. Similarly you could collect maps of one particular period in time, by type i. Sea or celestial charts or by cartographer. The collector might also want to consider the theme of cartographical misconceptions such as California as an island or Australia as Terra Australis or the Great Southern Land. The subject is so wide that any would-be-collector has almost endless possibilities to find his own little niche within the field, and thereby build a rewarding collection. Starting a collection & pricing. Pricing is based on a number of different factors, the most important of which is regional. In any series of maps the most valuable are usually the World Map and the America/North America. The World because it is usually the most decorative and America because it has the strongest regional market. Other factors that come into play re: price is rarity, age, size, historical importance, decorative value (colour) and overall condition and quality of paper it is printed on. As specialised dealers, we frequently work with first time map buyers who are just starting their collection. Classical Images was founded 1998 and has built an excellent reputation for supplying high quality original antiquarian maps, historical atlases, antique books and prints. We carry an extensive inventory of antiquarian collectibles from the 15th to 19th century. Our collection typically includes rare books and decorative antique maps and prints by renowned cartographers, authors and engravers. Specific items not listed may be sourced on request. Classical Images adheres to the Codes of Ethics outlined by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA). We are a primarily an online based enterprise, however our inventory may be viewed by appointment. Attention Sellers – Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. 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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1598 Sebastian Munster Antique Map, Birds Eye View, The City of Tours, France

1598 Sebastian Munster Antique Map, Birds Eye View, The City of Tours, France

Sebastian Munster 1489 – 1552. 15in x 13in (380mm x 330mm). (A+) Fine Condition. This large finely engraved original antique print a view of the French city of Tours was published by Sebastian Munster in the 1598 edition of Cosmographia. Tours is a city located 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 (although it is not the capital, which is the region’s second-largest city, Orléans). Tours stands on the lower reaches of the River Loire, between Orléans and the Atlantic coast. The surrounding district, the traditional province of Touraine, is known for its wines, for the alleged perfection (as perceived by some speakers) of its local spoken French, and for the Battle of Tours (732). Paper thickness and quality: – Heavy and stable Paper color : – off white Age of map color: – Colors used: – General color appearance: – Paper size: – 15in x 13in (380mm x 330mm) Plate size: – 15in x 13in (380mm x 330mm) Margins: – Min 1/2in (12mm). Margins: – None Plate area: – None Verso: – None. Background: 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. Sebastian Munster 1489 – 1552 German cartographer, cosmographer, and Hebrew scholar whose work Cosmographia (1544; “Cosmography”) was the earliest German description of the world and a major work in the revival of geographic thought in 16th-century Europe. It had numerous editions in different languages including Latin, French, Italian, English, and even Czech. Altogether, about 40 editions of the Cosmographia appeared between 1544 and 1628 and was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century. Münster was a major influence in popular thinking in Europe for the next 200 years. This success was due not only to the level of descriptive detail but also to the fascinating full page maps & views as well as smaller woodcuts that were included in the text. Many of the woodcuts were executed by famous engravers of the time including Hans Holbein the Younger, Urs Graf, Hans Rudolph Manuel Deutsch, and David Kandel. Münster acquired the material for his book in three ways. Firstly he researched all available literary sources across Germany, Switzerland and other parts of Europe. Secondly he obtained original manuscript material from locals all over Europe for description of the countryside, cities, villages, towns, rivers and local history. Finally, he obtained further material first hand on his travels (primarily in south-west Germany, Switzerland, and Alsace). In 1588 Sebastian Petri re-released Cosomgraphia and re-issued many of Munsters maps and views in the “copperplate style”. The maps in this release were more sophisticated than with earlier publications of Cosomgraphia and were based on the 1570 release of Abraham Ortelius monumental work Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. 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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C 1650 MERIAN Antique Print Merian Pignerol Piedmont Pinerolo Italy View Map

C 1650 MERIAN Antique Print Merian Pignerol Piedmont Pinerolo Italy View Map

C 1650 MERIAN Antique Print Merian Pignerol Piedmont Pinerolo Italy View Map

Lake Erie Maps & Prints. An Original Antique Print: Not a Modern Reproduction! Description: It is an original antique copper engraved map on paper with embossed plate marks in the margins and two vertical folds as issued, in its original uncolored states as first published. It is by Matthaus Merian, from the. Panorama des villes de France. Condition: Good condition for its age, blank on the reverse with two vertical folds as issued. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “c574778″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Date Range: 1600-1699
  • Type: Pictorial/Bird’s Eye
  • Format: Atlas Map
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Matheus Merian
  • City: Geneva
  • Country/Region: France, Italy
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C 1650 MERIAN Antique Map Marseille Riviera France Bird's Eye View Print FR

C 1650 MERIAN Antique Map Marseille Riviera France Bird's Eye View Print FR

C 1650 MERIAN Antique Map Marseille Riviera France Bird's Eye View Print FR

C 1650 MERIAN Antique Map Marseille Riviera France Bird's Eye View Print FR

Lake Erie Maps & Prints. An Original Antique Print: Not a Modern Reproduction! Description: It is an original antique copper engraved map on paper with embossed plate marks in the margins and two vertical folds as issued, in its original uncolored states as first published. It is by Matthaus Merian, from the. Panorama des villes de France. Condition: Good condition for its age, blank on the reverse with two vertical folds as issued. There are a couple of light smudges in the margins and some uneven toning on the print, see the pics for more on condition. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “c574778″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Date Range: 1600-1699
  • Type: Pictorial/Bird’s Eye
  • Format: Atlas Map
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Matheus Merian
  • City: Marseille
  • Country/Region: France
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C 1650 MERIAN Antique Map Lyon France Bird's Eye View Print

C 1650 MERIAN Antique Map Lyon France Bird's Eye View Print

C 1650 MERIAN Antique Map Lyon France Bird's Eye View Print

C 1650 MERIAN Antique Map Lyon France Bird's Eye View Print

Lake Erie Maps & Prints. An Original Antique Print: Not a Modern Reproduction! Description: It is an original antique copper engraved map on paper with embossed plate marks in the margins and two vertical folds as issued, in its original uncolored states as first published. It is by Matthaus Merian, from the. Panorama des villes de France. Condition: Good to Very Good condition for its age, blank on the reverse with two vertical folds as issued. There are a couple of light smudges, otherwise it is very clean with a strong impression that would frame up well, see the pics for more on condition. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “c574778″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Date Range: 1600-1699
  • Type: Pictorial/Bird’s Eye
  • Format: Atlas Map
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Matheus Merian
  • Country/Region: France
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C 1650 Matthaus MERIAN Antique Print Ville de Metz France Panoramic View Map

C 1650 Matthaus MERIAN Antique Print Ville de Metz France Panoramic View Map

C 1650 Matthaus MERIAN Antique Print Ville de Metz France Panoramic View Map

Lake Erie Maps & Prints. An Original Antique Print: Not a Modern Reproduction! Description: It is an original antique copper engraved map on paper with embossed plate marks in the margins and two vertical folds as issued, in its original uncolored states as first published. It is by Matthaus Merian, from the. Panorama des villes de France. Condition: Good or better condition for its age, blank on the reverse with two vertical folds as issued. The print is cropped tight on the right side, some light staining in the bottom right corner, otherwise it is very clean with a strong impression that would frame up well, see the pics for more on condition. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “c574778″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Date Range: 1600-1699
  • Type: Pictorial/Bird’s Eye
  • Format: Atlas Map
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Matheus Merian
  • Country/Region: France
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C 1650 MERIAN Antique Map Plan Ville de Rouen France Seine River Bird's Eye View

C 1650 MERIAN Antique Map Plan Ville de Rouen France Seine River Bird's Eye View

C 1650 MERIAN Antique Map Plan Ville de Rouen France Seine River Bird's Eye View

C 1650 MERIAN Antique Map Plan Ville de Rouen France Seine River Bird's Eye View

C 1650 MERIAN Antique Map Plan Ville de Rouen France Seine River Bird's Eye View

C 1650 MERIAN Antique Map Plan Ville de Rouen France Seine River Bird's Eye View

Lake Erie Maps & Prints. An Original Antique Print: Not a Modern Reproduction! Description: It is an original antique copper engraved map on paper with embossed plate marks in the margins and two vertical folds as issued, in its original uncolored states as first published. It is by Matthaus Merian, from the. Panorama des villes de France. Condition: Very Good condition for its age, blank on the reverse with two vertical folds as issued. The binding tab is still attached on the left side giving a wider margin for framing. The print was cropped tight on the left side; Other than a a couple of minor smudges in the margins, it is very clean with a strong impression that would frame up well, see the pics for more on condition. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “c574778″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Date Range: 1600-1699
  • Type: Pictorial/Bird’s Eye
  • Format: Atlas Map
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Matheus Merian
  • City: rouen
  • Country/Region: France
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France 1691 Lion Rare Original Copper Engraving Map City View Gregorio Leti

France 1691 Lion Rare Original Copper Engraving Map City View Gregorio Leti

Rare and decorative city wiev of Lion after. Braun & Hogenberg’s engraving, France. The map comes from the Gregorio Leti book TEATRO GALLICO, OVERO LA MONARCHIA DELLA REAL CASA DI BORBONE IN FRANCIA SOTTO I REGNI DI HENRICO IV, LUIGI XIII E LUIGI XIV… , published by Appresso Guglielmo de Jonge in Amsterdam, 1691. Gregorio Leti (1630 – 1701). 28,9 x 21,8 cm. Fold at the bottom. This is an original antique map published in 1691 and not a modern copy or reprint. On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “www.antique-maps.lt” and is located in this country: LT. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Gregorio Leti
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Type: City Map
  • Year: 1691
  • Date Range: 1600-1699
  • City: Lion
  • 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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C 1650 MERIAN Antique Map Aix Capitol of Provence France Bird's Eye View Print

C 1650 MERIAN Antique Map Aix Capitol of Provence France Bird's Eye View Print

C 1650 MERIAN Antique Map Aix Capitol of Provence France Bird's Eye View Print

Lake Erie Maps & Prints. An Original Antique Print: Not a Modern Reproduction! Description: It is an original antique copper engraved map on paper with embossed plate marks in the margins and two vertical folds as issued, in its original uncolored states as first published. It is by Matthaus Merian, from the. Panorama des villes de France. Condition: Good to Very Good condition for its age, blank on the reverse with two vertical folds as issued. There is a light damp stain in the upper right corner, otherwise it is very clean with a strong impression that would frame up well, see the pics for more on condition. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “c574778″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Date Range: 1600-1699
  • Type: Pictorial/Bird’s Eye
  • Format: Atlas Map
  • Printing Technique: Copper Plate
  • Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
  • Cartographer/Publisher: Matheus Merian
  • Country/Region: France
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