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Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica Vol. VI

by Günter Schilder


Günter Schilder,
Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica Vol. VI.

Nederlandse foliokaarten met decoratieve randen, 1604-60
Dutch folio-sized single sheet maps with decorative borders, 1604-60. Alphen aan den Rijn: Canaletto, 2000.

Text volume 452 pp. and 800 figs. Map volume: 95 maps printed on 96 sheets.
ISBN 90 6469 749 3
Publisher:

Prof. Günter Schilder (left) shows prof. H. Voorma, rector-magnificus of Utrecht University, the first copy of the sixth volume of his Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica 16 june 2000.

This sixth volume of Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica concentrates on Dutch folio-sized maps with decorative borders in the period 1600 to 1660. This genre must be considered one of the finest products of the Amsterdam map-making industry. The successful combination of advances in geographical knowledge with the expression of artistic capability made these maps a valued commodity on both the domestic and broader international markets.

This carto-bibliography brings us one step closer to the completion of an ongoing project in the Netherlands to produce a catalogue of all Dutch single-sheet prints; this present work now adds the folio-sized maps with decorative borders to this catalogue.

The text volume begins with a short essay on the role Amsterdam played in the world and in the political, economic and cultural domains in the first half of the seventeenth century. At that time, Amsterdam was the centre for the production and trade of maps in the whole of Europe.

The second chapter is devoted to map production and distribution. Several steps can be distinguished in the production process: gathering cartographic information and assembling it to make the map; drawing, engraving and etching the image; and, finally, printing the actual sheet. Map sellers offered as broad a selection as possible to meet the needs of customers from all levels of society. An appendix containing inventories of goods belonging to private individuals gives additional insight into the circle of buyers.

The aesthetic element played an important role in the success of Amsterdam's map production. The third chapter provides an overview of the development of decorative borders on folio maps. The preferred design of these borders combined town views with costumed figures from the regions depicted. The printed sources used by the engravers and etchers, as well as the surviving manuscript models made for specially commissioned designs, are discussed in some detail.

An illustrated carto-bibliography of Dutch single-sheet printed maps with decorative borders forms the core of this volume (Bible maps and news maps are omitted). The history of 107 copperplates in their various states is described in four sections, with due attention paid to both geographical and art-historical aspects. Many of these maps, which once served as the signboards of the seventeenth-century Dutch map industry, have not survived in the Netherlands and had to be tracked down in foreign collections. In total, more than 1,800 copies of Dutch single-sheet maps with decorative borders have been located. The present book makes this particular type of map accessible to a larger public by providing facsimiles of 95 maps at original size.

Contents of Volume VI

Preface

I The 'Pearl of Europe': Seventeenth-Century Amsterdam in the Cartographic World

II Map production and Distribution

III The development of decorative borders on Dutch folio maps

CARTOBIBLIOGRAPHY

SECTION I: THE WORLD AND THE FOUR CONTINENTS (Maps 1-29)
Map 1: World on Mercator's projection, by Willem Jansz [Blaeu], 1606
Map 2: World on Mercator's projection, by Pieter van den Keere, 1608
Map 3: World in two hemispheres, by Claes Jansz Visscher, 1614
Map 4: World in two hemispheres, by Claes Jansz Visscher, two sheets, [c. 1617]
Map 5: World in two hemispheres, by Anonymous/Petrus Plancius, [1619]
Map 6: World on Mercator's projection, by Pieter van den Keere, 1622
Map 7: World on Mercator's projection, by Pieter Verbiest, 1630
Map 8: World on Mercator's projection, by Claes Jansz Visscher, 1637
Map 9: World in two hemispheres, by Claes Jansz Visscher, 1638
Map 10: Africa, by Pieter van den Keere, 1614
Map 11: Africa, by Willem Jansz [Blaeu], [1617]
Map 12: Africa, by Jodocus Hondius, [1619]
Map 13: Africa, by Jodocus Hondius, 1623
Map 14: Africa, by Frederick de Wit, 1660
Map 15: America, by Pieter van den Keere, 1614
Map 16: America, by Willem Jansz [Blaeu], [1617]
Map 17: America, by Jodocus Hondius, [1618]
Map 18: America, by Jodocus Hondius, [1623]
Map 19: America, by Frederick de Wit, 1660
Map 20: Asia, by Pieter van den Keere, 1614
Map 21: Asia, by Willem Jansz [Blaeu], [1617]
Map 22: Asia, by Jodocus Hondius, [1619]
Map 23: Asia, by Jodocus Hondius, 1623
Map 24: Asia, by Frederick de Wit, 1660
Map 25: Europe, by Pieter van den Keere, 1614
Map 26: Europe, by Willem Jansz [Blaeu], 1617
Map 27: Europe, by Jodocus Hondius, 1619
Map 28: Europe, by Jodocus Hondius, [1623]
Map 29: Europe, by Frederick de Wit, 1660

SECTION II: GERMANIA AND THE GERMAN LANDS (Maps 30-49)
Map 30: Germania, by Willem Jansz [Blaeu], [c. 1606]
Map 31: Germania, by Jodocus Hondius, 1607
Map 32: Germania, by Willem Jansz [Blaeu], 1609
Map 33: Germania, by Pieter van den Keere, 1615
Map 34: Germania, by Joannes Janssonius, 1616
Map 35: Germania, by Jodocus Hondius Jr., 1617
Map 36: Germania, by Claes Jansz Visscher, 1621
Map 37: Germania, by Jodocus Hondius Jr., 1625
Map 38: Germania, by an anonymous publisher, [after 1637]
Map 39: Alsace, by Claes Jansz Visscher, [1622-31]
Map 40: Austria, by Pieter van den Keere, [before 1623]
Map 41: Bohemia, by Joannes Janssonius, 1620
Map 42: Franconia, by Joannes Janssonius, 1626
Map 43: Holstein, by Claes Jansz Visscher, [before 1630]
Map 44: Hungary, by Cornelis Danckerts, [before 1657]
Map 45: Hungary, by Joannes Meyssens, [c. 1660]
Map 46: Hungary, by Jacobus Bruynel, [before 1683]
Map 47: Moravia, by Claes Jansz Visscher, [1624?]
Map 48: Moravia, by Claes Jansz Visscher, 1627
Map 49: Palatinate, by Claes Jansz Visscher, 1621

SECTION III: THE SEVENTEEN PROVINCES (Maps 50-75)
Map 50: The Seventeen Provinces as a rampant lion, by Joannes van Deutecum, 1598
Map 51: The Seventeen Provinces, by Pieter van den Keere, 1607
Map 52: The Seventeen Provinces, by Willem Jansz [Blaeu], 1608
Map 53: The Seventeen Provinces as a sitting lion, by Claes Jansz Visscher, [1611]
Map 54: The Seventeen Provinces, by Abraham Goos, 1618
Map 55: The Seventeen Provinces, by Jodocus Hondius Jr., [before 1628]
Map 56: The Seventeen Provinces, by Pieter Verbiest, 1630
Map 57: The Seventeen Provinces, by Henricus Hondius, 1631
Map 58: Brabant, by Claes Jansz Visscher, 1622
Map 59: Brabant, by Jodocus Hondius Jr., [1622-27]
Map 60: Brabant, by Pieter Verbiest, 1628
Map 61: Flanders, by Claes Jansz Visscher, [1621]
Map 62: Flanders, by Pieter Verbiest, 1630
Map 63: Friesland, by Pieter van den Keere, 1610
Map 64: Friesland, by Nicolaas van Geelkercken, 1618
Map 65: Friesland, by Claes Jansz Visscher, 1628
Map 66: Gelderland, by Joannes Janssonius and Jodocus Hondius Jr., [before 1629]
Map 67: Gelderland, by Claes Jansz Visscher, without date
Map 68: Holland, by Willem Jansz [Blaeu], 1604
Map 69: Holland, by Jodocus Hondius Sr., 1607
Map 70: Holland, by Willem Jansz [Blaeu], 1608
Map 71: Holland, by Pieter van den Keere, 1610
Map 72: Holland as a lion, by Claes Jansz Visscher, 1622
Map 73: Holland, by Claes Jansz Visscher, 1630
Map 74: Holland, by an anonymous publisher, [1635]
Map 75: Zeeland, by Claes Jansz Visscher, 1636

SECTION IV: REST OF EUROPE (Maps 76-107)
Map 76: Denmark, by Joannes Janssonius, 1629
Map 77: Denmark, by Claes Jansz Visscher, [before 1630]
Map 78: France, by Willem Jansz [Blaeu], 1607
Map 79: France, by Pieter van den Keere, 1608
Map 80: France, by Pieter van den Keere, 1616
Map 81: France, by Jodocus Hondius Jr., 1617
Map 82: France, by Claes Jansz Visscher, without date
Map 83: France, by Jodocus Hondius, [before 1629]
Map 84: France, by Isack Verbiest, 1628
Map 85: Great Britain and Ireland, by Jodocus Hondius Jr., 1617
Map 86: Great Britain and Ireland, by Jodocus Hondius Jr., [before 1625]
Map 87: Great Britain and Ireland, by Claes Jansz Visscher, [before 1625]
Map 88: Great Britain and Ireland, by Pieter Verbiest, 1629
Map 89: Italy, by Willem Jansz [Blaeu], 1606
Map 90: Italy, by Pieter van den Keere, 1607
Map 91: Italy, by Pieter van den Keere, 1616
Map 92: Italy, by Jodocus Hondius Jr., 1617
Map 93: Italy, by Pieter Verbiest, 1624
Map 94: Italy, by Claes Jansz Visscher, [c. 1625]
Map 95: Italy, by Joannes Janssonius, 1628
Map 96: Italy, by Jodocus Hondius Jr., [before 1629]
Map 97: Poland, by Jodocus Hondius Sr., [before 1606]
Map 98: Poland, by Claes Jansz Visscher, [before 1630]
Map 99: Spain, by Jodocus Hondius Sr., [before 1612]
Map 100: Spain, by Hessel Gerritsz, 1613
Map 101: Spain, by Pieter van den Keere, 1616
Map 102: Spain, by Joannes Janssonius, 1617
Map 103: Spain, by Claes Jansz Visscher, 1623
Map 104: Spain, by Pieter Verbiest, 1629
Map 105: Spain, by Cornelis Danckerts, [c. 1640]
Map 106: Spain, anonymous, [c. 1650]
Map 107: Switzerland, by Jodocus Hondius Sr., [before 1612]

APPENDIX: FOREIGN IMITATIONS OF DUTCH MAPS WITH DECORATIVE BORDERS
App. Map 1 World, by Stefano Scolari, [Venice], 1639
App. Map 2 World, anonymous / Willem Jansz Blaeu, [Venice?], 1669
App. Map 3 World, by Antoine de Fer, Paris, 1645
App. Map 4 World, by Peter Stent, London, 1657
App. Map 5 World, by John Overton, London, 1670
App. Map 6 Africa, by Nicolas Picart, Paris, 1644
App. Map 7 Africa, by Robert Walton, London, 1658
App. Map 8 Africa, by John Overton, London, 1668
App. Map 9 America, by Nicolas Picart, Paris, 1644
App. Map 10 America, by Robert Walton, London, 1658
App. Map 11 America, anonymous, Paris, 1659
App. Map 12 America, by John Overton, London, 1668
App. Map 13 America, by Pietro Todeschi, Bologna, [1670]
App. Map 14 Asia, by Nicolas Picart, Paris, 1644
App. Map 15 Asia, by Robert Walton, London, 1658
App. Map 16 Asia, by John Overton, London, 1668
App. Map 17 Europe, by Nicolas Picart, Paris, [1644]
App. Map 18 Europe, by Robert Walton, London, 1658
App. Map 19 Europe, by John Overton, London, 1668
App. Map 20 Germania, by Isaac Brunn / Peter Aubry, Strasbourg, 1633
App. Map 21 Germania, by Franciscus Sabadinus, [after 1658]
App. Map 22 Germania, by Johann Hoffmann, Nuremberg, [1660]
App. Map 23 Hungary, by Gaspar de Hollander, 1664
App. Map 24 Switzerland, by Nicolas Berey, Paris, 1654

Literatuur / Bibliography

Algemeen register / General index

LIST OF FULL-SIZED FACSIMILES

Exhibition of the facsimiles in the maproom of the Faculty of Geographical Sciences, Utrecht University

1 Willem Jansz [Blaeu], World on Mercator's projection, 1606, with the Strait of Le Maire added
2 Pieter van den Keere, World on Mercator's projection, 1608
3 Claes Jansz Visscher, World in two hemispheres, 1614
4 Claes Jansz Visscher, World in two hemispheres in two sheets, [c. 1617]
5 Pieter van den Keere, World on Mercator's projection, 1622
6 Claes Jansz Visscher, World on Mercator's projection, 1652
7 Claes Jansz Visscher, World in two hemispheres, 1639
8 Pieter van den Keere, Africa, 1614
9 Willem Jansz [Blaeu], Africa, [1617]
10 Jodocus Hondius Jr., Africa, [1619]
11 Jodocus Hondius Jr., Africa, 1623
12 Frederick de Wit, Africa, 1660
13 Pieter van den Keere, America, 1614
14 Willem Jansz [Blaeu], America, with the Strait of Le Maire added, [1618]
15 Jodocus Hondius Jr., America, [1618]
16 Jodocus Hondius Jr., America, [1623]
17 Frederick de Wit, America, 1660
18 Pieter van den Keere, Asia, 1614
19 Willem Jansz [Blaeu], Asia, [1617]
20 Jodocus Hondius Jr., Asia, [1619]
21 Frederick de Wit, Asia, 1660
22 Pieter van den Keere, Europe, 1614
23 Willem Jansz [Blaeu], Europe, 1617
24 Jodocus Hondius Jr., Europe, 1619
25 Frederick de Wit, Europe, [1660]
26 Willem Jansz [Blaeu], Second state of Germania, [c. 1607]
27 Jodocus Hondius Sr., Second state of Germania, [c. 1607]
28 Willem Jansz [Blaeu], Germania, 1609
29 Pieter van den Keere, Germania, 1615
30 Joannes Janssonius, Germania, 1616
31 Jodocus Hondius Jr., Germania, 1617
32 Claes Jansz. Visscher, Germania, 1621
33 Jodocus Hondius Jr., Germania, 1625
34 Claes Jansz Visscher, Alsace, [1622-31]
35 Abraham Janssonius, Austria, 1625
36 Joannes Janssonius, Bohemia, 1620
37 Joannes Janssonius, Franconia, 1626
38 Claes Jansz Visscher, Holstein, without date
39 Dancker Danckerts, Hungary, 1663
40 Claes Jansz Visscher, Moravia, 1627
41 Claes Jansz Visscher, Palatinate, 1621
42 Joannes van Deutecum / Claes Jansz Visscher, Leo Belgicus, 1650
43 Pieter van den Keere, The Seventeen Provinces, 1607
44 Willem Jansz [Blaeu], The Seventeen Provinces, 1608
45 Claes Jansz Visscher, Second state of The Seventeen Provinces as sitting lion, [1611-21]
46 Abraham Goos, The Seventeen Provinces, 1618
47 Jodocus Hondius Jr. / François van den Hoeye, The Seventeen Provinces, 1628
48 Pieter Verbiest, The Seventeen Provinces, 1639
49 Henricus Hondius, The Seventeen Provinces, 1631
50 Claes Jansz Visscher, Fourth state of Brabant, 1622
51 Jodocus Hondius Jr., Brabant, [1622-27]
52 Claes Jansz Visscher, Second state of Flanders, without date
53 Pieter Verbiest, Flanders, 1637
54 Pieter van den Keere, Friesland, 1610
55 Nicolaas van Geelkercken, Friesland, 1642
56 Claes Jansz Visscher, Friesland and Groningen, 1628
57 Jodocus Hondius and Joannes Janssonius, Gelderland, [before 1629]
58 Claes Jansz Visscher, Second state of Gelderland, without date
59 Willem Jansz [Blaeu], Holland, 1604
60 Jodocus Hondius, Holland, 1607
61 Willem Jansz [Blaeu], Holland, 1608
62 Pieter van den Keere, Holland, 1610
63 Claes Jansz Visscher, Holland as a lion, 1622
64 Claes Jansz Visscher, Holland, 1630
65 Anonymous / Frederick de Wit, Holland, without date
66 Claes Jansz Visscher, Zeeland, 1636
67 Joannes Janssonius, Denmark, 1629
68 Claes Jansz Visscher, Denmark, without date
69 Willem Jansz [Blaeu], France, 1607
70 Pieter van den Keere / Joannes Janssonius, France, 1616
71 Pieter van den Keere, France, 1616
72 Jodocus Hondius Jr., France, 1617
73 Claes Jansz Visscher, France, without date
74 Jodocus Hondius Jr. / Everard Cloppenburgh, France, [before 1643]
75 Isack Verbiest, France, 1628
76 Jodocus Hondius, Jr., Second state of Great Britain and Ireland, 1617
77 Jodocus Hondius Jr. / Willem Jansz Blaeu, Great Britain and Ireland, [1629]
78 Claes Jansz Visscher, Great Britain and Ireland, [before 1625]
79 Pieter Verbiest, Great Britain and Ireland, 1646
80 Willem Jansz [Blaeu], Italy, 1606
81 Pieter van den Keere, Italy, 1607
82 Pieter van den Keere, Italy, 1616
83 Jodocus Hondius Jr., Italy, 1617
84 Claes Jansz Visscher, Italy, [c. 1625]
85 Joannes Janssonius, Italy, 1628
86 Jodocus Hondius Sr., Poland, [c. 1606]
87 Claes Jansz Visscher, Poland, without date
88 Jodocus Hondius Sr., Spain, [before 1612]
89 Hessel Gerritsz, Spain, 1613
90 Pieter van den Keere / Joannes Janssonius, Spain, 1626
91 Joannes Janssonius, Spain, 1617
92 Claes Jansz Visscher, Spain, 1623
93 Pieter Verbiest, Spain, 1629
94 Dancker Danckerts, Spain, without date
95 Jodocus Hondius Jr., Switzerland, [c. 1617]


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