GUIDES TO DUTCH ATLAS MAPS: THE BRITISH ISLES, VOLUME 1: ENGLAND.

  • New Castle and Houten: Oak Knoll Press and HES & DE GRAAF, 2011.
  • 5 x 9.5 inches
  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • ISBN 9781584563006 / 9789061943907 / Order Nr. 105517
  • Price: $115.00  other currencies
GUIDES TO DUTCH ATLAS MAPS: THE BRITISH ISLES, VOLUME 1: ENGLAND.
GUIDES TO DUTCH ATLAS MAPS: THE BRITISH ISLES, VOLUME 1: ENGLAND.
GUIDES TO DUTCH ATLAS MAPS: THE BRITISH ISLES, VOLUME 1: ENGLAND.
GUIDES TO DUTCH ATLAS MAPS: THE BRITISH ISLES, VOLUME 1: ENGLAND.
GUIDES TO DUTCH ATLAS MAPS: THE BRITISH ISLES, VOLUME 1: ENGLAND.
GUIDES TO DUTCH ATLAS MAPS: THE BRITISH ISLES, VOLUME 1: ENGLAND.

This is the first in a series of sixteen reference guides designed for the historic and antique map collector, curator, or enthusiast. Between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, the Netherlands had a thriving map production and publishing industry, with figures like Johannes Blaeu and Abraham Ortelius leading the Dutch cartographic industry. The maps produced in these three centuries are now rare and highly sought after by a large community of collectors, map curators, dealers of antiquities, and enthusiasts.

This series will provide short, clear, and academically valid information about all Dutch atlas maps regarding a certain country or area. Counties and regions to be examined include Scandinavia, Baltic/Russia, Germany, Austria/Hungary, France, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Asia, Africa, and America. Each part will detail the edition of the atlas(es) in which the maps have been incorporated, the year of publication, the known states, cartographic references, and remarks by the author.

This first volume offers a descriptive catalogue of all the maps of England and English counties, published in Dutch atlases between 1570 and 1650. The catalogue of maps is preceded by a guide to the descriptions and a comprehensive list of the atlases cited. The map descriptions are given in a simplified ISBD format listing map number as it appears in the Atlantis Neerlandici, area description, title, translated title (usually from Latin to English), imprint, dimensions, notes (on the map, mapped area, the atlas in which the map first appeared, or the person to whom the map is dedicated), occurrence in atlases, and references to general carto-bibliographies or literature. Each entry is accompanied by a black-and-white map illustration. The book also contains biographies of Dutch atlas publishers including Abraham Ortelius, Gerard Mercator, Hondius & Janssonius, The Blaeus, and others.

Available outside North America from HES & DE GRAAF.