Mercator’s Map of BerrySKU: 5086
Mercator’s Map of Berry
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14.6 x 18.3 cm
Le Duche d’Berry [in central France, from the Atlas Minor]
Copper engraving, 14.6 x 18.3 cm, later hand-colour, light waterstain, Dutch text on verso, map printed upside down (so headline is at the foot of the map, inverted). A map of the province of Berry in central France, 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.