Fine map engraved by Petrus Kaerius, this map is filled with mountains, cities and villages. The map is oriented with north at right and is decorated with strapwork title, distance scale and key cartouches. From the Mercator Hondius “Atlas Minor” published in Amsterdam in 1648 at Jannsonius with german text on verso. In 1607 Jodocus Hondius published a reduced size version of Mercator’s “Atlas”, itself suitably titled “Atlas Minor”. The maps were copied from those of the great cartographer Mercator of around 1580-90 or were reductions of Hondius’ own maps of 1606. Almost 20 years later Joannes Janssonius commissioned a new set of copperplates to be engraved by Pieter Van Den Keere (Kaerius) and Abraham Goos. These maps were elegantly designed with decorative title cartouches, finely engraved and surprisingly detailed for their dimensions. Koeman “Atlantes Neerlandici” Me203.
[Netherlands – Belgium] Belgii sive Germaniae Inferioris
- Author: MERCATOR Gerard - HONDIUS Henricus
- Year: 1648
- Dimension: 205 x 160 mm
- Place of publication: Amsterdam
Neue und vollständige Postkarte durch ganz Deutschland – Nouvelle Carte geographique des Postes D’AllemagneMore Info € 400,00
Very interesting engraved map compiled by Johann Jakob von Bors and Franz J. Heger, dissected and mounted on linen, showing the mail routes with distances measured in hours on horseback and hours with the stagecoach. The large map extending west to east from Paris to Cracau and north to south from Königsberg to upper Italy with the nice depiction of the important road from Venice to Turin via Milan, Bergamo and Brescia. Very decorative allegorical cartouches and lower left portions of map, key in French and German. Original colors in outline. In nice condition to be a separate publishing used in traveling. Published at Homann Heir in 1764 (dated). First Edition.
- Author: Johann Jakob von Bors
- Dimension: 75 x 95 cm
- Place of publication: Nuremberg
- Year: 1786
Bella pianta prospettiva di Friburgo completata ai lati da pannelli con descrizione della città tratta dall’opera Curioses Staats und Kriegs Theatrum di Gabriel Bodenher pubblicata ad Augsburg nel 1725.
- Author: BODENHER Gabriel
- Year: 1725
- Dimension: 285 x 160 mm
- Place of publication: Augsburg
Very detailed map of Namur region in central Belgium. Includes several coats of arms and decorative cartouche with the dedication to Solari. From Coronelli’s Corso Geografico Universale published in Venice in 1690. Vincenzo Maria Coronelli is widely recognised as one of Italy’s most famous and greatest cartographers. He received an ecclesiastical education at the convent of the Minor Conventuals and also studied theology in Rome. However, his interests in geography and cartography were awoken early…
- Author: CORONELLI Vincenzo Maria
- Year: 1690
- Dimension: 450 x 605 mm
- Place of publication: Venice
A particularly attractive pictorial map of Switzerland by anonymous author published in 1930 circa. This map is covered with beautiful vignettes describing major towns and very nice landmarks along the roads like skiers or cows. Includes decorative cartouche, compass rose and inset lovely views of Locarno and Martigny.
- Author: Anon.
- Dimension: 24 x 34 cm
- Year: 1930