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Mercator-Cloppenburgh Map of Île-de-France

SKU: 9487

Mercator-Cloppenburgh Map of Île-de-France

Date of publication:

  • 1632
  • Printed Measurement:

  • 18.5 x 25 cm
  • Colour:

  • modern
  • 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). Read more

    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. Read less