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- Very rare separately published map of Flandres, embracing the area between Dunkerque in France and Breda in the Netherlands, with Belgium in the middle. Surrounded by 26 images showing views of the cities, arms of Flandres, local cosumes, portrait of Albert VII of Habsburg (1559 – 1621) and his wife Isabella Clara Eugenia (1566 – 1633), sovereigns of the Habsburg Netherlands between 1598 and 1621. Views show the following cities: Gent, Brugge, Ostend, Sluis, Ypres, Dunkerque, Grevelingen, Ypres, Douai, Tournay, Aalst, Hulst, IJzendijke and ’t Sas. The copper engraving is based on extremely rare map by Arnold Floris and Hendrik Floris van Langren from ca 1595. Van Langrens came from a family of cartographers and globe makers, active between 1580 and 1644. The quality of their work is comparable with the maps of the family van Doetecum. Their best known maps by Arnold Floris van Langren were made for Jan Huygen van Linschoten’s Itinerario, published in 1596. Today these maps are considered as one oft he best maps in the history of cartography and are highly sought after by collectors. „Their other cartographic material is extremely rare" (Cornelis Koeman, G√ľnter Schilder, Marco Van Egmond, Peter van der Krogt, (Commercial Cartography and Map Production in the Low Countries, 1500–ca. 1672) The History of Cartography, Volume 3, p. 1309) The Dutch engraver Claes Janszoon Visscher bought the plate from van Langrens and heavily re-ingraved the map. He added small images in margins on the sides and above the map. The views in the lower margin are printed from another plate. Because of the unpractical size of this separately published map the margins often got damaged and were removed in later states. This second state of the map (first by Visscher) is therefore very rare and usually has damaged margins. Copper engraving with original colour (professionally restored, trimmed to neatline, mounted on rice paper, tiny partly repaired tears in margins, repaired short tears in the vertical fold, small repaires hole in the left lower part oft he image, colour partly professionally restored, otherwise in a good condition), 57 x 46,5 cm References: June Schlueter, (Reading the Side Panels in the view of London from the North) Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England, 23, p. 149.
      [Bookseller: Antiquariat Dasa Pahor]
Last Found On: 2015-11-20           Check availability:      ZVAB    


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