Mercator-Cloppenburgh Map of Île-de-FranceSKU: 9487
Mercator-Cloppenburgh Map of Île-de-France
Date of publication:
18.5 x 25 cm
Pieter van den Keere
L’Isle de France, Parisiensis Ager
The historic Île-de-France region is to the north of Paris (the modern province has Paris at its centre).
The 'Atlas Minor’ was a pocket atlas derived from Mercator's cartography, published from 1607 onward by Jodocus Hondius (the Dutch publisher who had purchased Mercator's original copper printing plates in 1604 and who issued his first, highly successful edition of the full-size atlas in 1606).
In the 1630s Jan Cloppenburgh published a series of editions of Mercator’s Atlas Minor which have become scarce. The maps were engraved by Pieter van den Keere and are distinctively larger than the preceding examples.
Condition & Materials
Copper engraving, 18.5 x 25 cm, engraved by Pieter van den Keere, modern hand colour, light stain in upper margin, Latin text on verso.