PARIS ISLE-DE-FRANCE 1644 BLAEU ANTIQUE ENGRAVED CHART

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  • Sold Date: May 12,2011
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Ager Parisiensis Vulgo L'Isle de France Fr. Guilloterius Bitur. Viu. describ. et CL. V. Petro Pithoeo I.C. dedicabat . Description: Stricking and hightly detailed copper engraved chart of Isle-de-France, in northern France . Centred on Paris, map includes also the cities of Meaux, Senlis Beaumont, Pontoise, Aulnay, etc. Map is filled with a lot of topographical details as well as cities, fortresses, villages, rivers, etc. Map is fashioned with a large decorative title cartouche flanked with two cherubs handing french royal armorial. French text on the verso. Date: 1644 Dimension: Paper size approx.: cm 52,4 x 41,5 Condition: Very strong a nd dark impression on very strong paper. Paper with chains. Original colors. Wide top and lower margins. Good lateral margins. Paper browned. Small waterstains and mushrooms. Map professionally washed and restored. Conditions are as you can see in the images. Cartographer: The Amsterdam based Blaeu clan represents the single most important family in the history of cartography. The firm was founded in 1596 by Willem Janzoon Blaeu (1571-1638). It was in this initial period, from 1596 to 1672, under the leadership of the Willem Blaeu and with this assistance of his two talented sons Cornelius (1616-1648) and Johannis (1596-1673), that the firm was most active. Their greatest cartographic achievement was the publication of the magnificent multi-volume Atlas Major. To this day, the Atlas Major represents one of the finest moments in cartography. The vast scope, stagger attention to detail, historical importance, and unparalled beauty of this great work redefined the field of cartography in ways that have endured to the modern era. The cartographic works of the Blaeu firm are the crowning glory of the Dutch Golden age. The firm shut down in 1672 when their offices were destroyed during the Great Amsterdam fire.

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