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Mercator-Cloppenburgh Map of Quercy

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Mercator-Cloppenburgh Map of Quercy

Date of publication:

  • 1632
  • Printed Measurement:

  • 19 x 25.5 cm
  • Colour:

  • modern
  • This map of Quercy (Cadurcium) was engraved by Pieter van den Keere for the Atlas Minor, a pocket atlas derived from Mercator's cartography and published from 1607 onwards by Jodocus Hondius.

    Hondius was a  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. Read more

    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, 19 x 25.5 cm, modern hand colour, Latin text on verso. Read less