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Mercator’s Map of Île-de-France

SKU: 8002

Mercator’s Map of Île-de-France

Date of publication:

Printed Measurement:
13.5 x 19 cm


  • Joannes Janssonius
  • Colour:


  • Gerardus Mercator
  • Engraver(s):
    Abraham Goos

    Île-de-France, Parisiensis Agri Descriptio

    Copper engraving, 13.5 x 19 cm, modern hand-colour, Dutch text on verso. A map of Île-de-France, the Paris region north of the Seine, from the Atlas Minor. The original plates were engraved by Jodocus Hondius, but after these were sold to the London trade in the 1620s Janssonius commissioned new ones from Pieter van den Keere and Abraham Goos. Koeman attributes the relatively low number of Dutch editions to the prevalance of Latin and French among ‘the better circumstanced people - potential buyers of atlases’. Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Me 197.