Condition: excellent. Centrefold is as issued. Adequate margins. Hand-coloured. Nice, fresh copy. Sharp print. Verso: Latin text.
Beautifully decorated map of the XVII Provinces. Beautiful compass roses, finely engraved ships with the flag in top, on the far right are two whales, picturesque cities and forests. In the top left, he took up the French royal coat of arms with the caption Gallia. On the top right is the title cartouche flanked by two mythological figures (mars on the left and Hermes on the right). This map is a feast for the eyes and reflects the optimism of the period when it became clear that the Netherlands would remain independent from Spain.
The map of the Seventeen Provinces has a characteristic shape with the west at the top. In this way, the map image could be printed efficiently on the paper with a landscape format. The fact that the North Sea is prominently at the top symbolically underlines the important position of the Netherlands in the field of shipping, trading and the fishing industry.
Peter Kaerius was an extraordinarily good engraver. His atlas Germania Inferior is one of the most beautiful ever made in the Netherlands. It is also the first large format atlas of the Dutch regions. The work is dedicated to the States General of the United Provinces.
Hand-coloured copper engraving, published in 1617 in Amsterdam by Petrus Kaerius in "Germania Inferior". The map was engraved by Kaerius himself.
- Pays (lieu géographique actuel)
- Pays-Bas, Belgique, Luxembourg
- Spécification géographique
- XVII Provinciën
- Cartographe/ Éditeur
- Petrus Kaerius
- Titre du livre / Carte
- Novus XVII Inferioris Germaniae provinciarum typus
- Gravure sur cuivre
- Informations supplémentaires
- Rare carte au format folio très décorative des Provinces du XVIIe.
- Taille de la plus grande image
- 38×50 cm