Mercator’s Map of Île-de-FranceSKU: 8002
Mercator’s Map of Île-de-France
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13.5 x 19 cm
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.