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Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica Vol. VII

by Günter Schilder


Günter Schilder,
Monumenta Cartographica Neerlandica Vol. VII.

Cornelis Claesz (c. 1551-1609): Stimulator and driving force of Dutch cartography.
Alphen aan den Rijn: Canaletto/Repro-Holland, 2003.

Text volume 560 pp. and 850 figs. Map volume: 63 maps printed on 108 sheets.
ISBN 90 6469 765 5

This volume is devoted entirely to the work of Cornelis Claesz (c. 1551-1609), who at the end of the 16th and beginning of the 17th century was the greatest Amsterdam publisher. In those years Claesz was the driving force behind publications in the field of cartography, description of foreigh lands, seaborne naviation and books on the outcome of Dutch voyages of discovery and trade missions into all parts of teh globe. The entrepeneurship and aptitude in trade, is indeed well reflected in he astounding array of maps, atlases and travel-histories, he had on offer.
Nearly all the maps and charts mentioned in Claesz's Const ende Caert-Register (Art and Map-inventory list) of 1609 have been located by the author. The emphasis of this volume relates to the central role of Cornelis Claesz in the supply of maritime and geographical know-how and its dissemination through his multi-faceted publications in the period of 1580 till 1610. In accordance with the aims of the research project as a whole, special attention is paid to the loose-leaf maps marketed by Cornelis Claesz, their analysis and description. They have been arranged by subject; their context is historically justified, their sequence allows to trace their development. These loose maps were particularly vulnerable and on occasion only a few have survived.
The core of this volume offers detailed descriptions and full-sized facsimiles of the 8-sheet wall maps of the four continents along with the earliest sea charts which provide a virtually complete summary of the cartography of the whole world and form the oldest series of printed Dutch charts showing seas and coastlines outside Europe, and of a set of very scarce maps of different European countries.

Contents of Volume VII

I. The Publisher Cornelis Claesz (c. 1551-1609)
1.1 Some biographical notes
1.2 Cornelis Claesz's cartographical publications

II Printed Rutters Published by Cornelis Claesz
2.1 The earliest Dutch printed rutters
2.2 The work of Cornelis Anthoniszoon
2.3 The 'leeskaartboek van Wisbuy'
2.4 The editions by Cornelis Claesz
2.5 The rutters of Govert Willemsz van Hollesloot
2.6 The rutter of Adriaen Gerritsz, 1588
2.7 The declination tables

III The Pilot Guides of Waghenaer and Haeyen
3.1 Lucas Jansz Waghenaer's Spieghel der Zeevaerdt (1584/85)
3.2 Cornelis Claesz and the Spieghel der Zeevaerdt
3.3 Aelbert Haeyen's Amstelredamsche Zee-Caerten
3.4 Cornelis Claesz and the Amstelredamsche Zee-Caerten
3.5 Lucas Jansz Waghenaer's Thresoor der Zeevaert (1592)
3.6 Cornelis Claesz and the Thresoor der Zeevaert
3.7 Cornelis Claesz and Waghenaer's Enchuyser Zee-caert-boeck (1598)

IV Charts of Europe
4.1 Adriaen Gerritsz's charts of Europe
4.2 Lucas Jansz Waghenaer's charts of Europe
4.2.1 Waghenaer's 1583 chart
4.2.2 Unknown charts of Lucas Jansz Waghenaer
4.2.3 Waghenaer's 1589 chart in four sheets
4.2.4 Waghenaer's 1592 chart
4.3 Plancius's 1594 chart of Europe
4.4 Willem Barentsz's chart of Europe, [1593-96]
4.5 The charts of Cornelis Doedsz
4.5.1 Cornelis Doedsz's 1589 chart of Northern Europe
4.5.2 Cornelis Doedsz's 1602 chart of Europe

V Petrus Plancius's Wall Map of the World (1592) and a Set of Printed Charts Showing Coastlines Beyond Europe (1592-94)
5.1 Wall map of the world by Petrus Plancius, 1592
5.2 A set of printed charts with coastlines beyond Europe (1592-94)
5.2.1 Map of the Azores, Canary Islands and parts of the Iberian Peninsula and northwestern Africa
5.2.2 Map of the Atlantic Ocean with the northwestern coasts of Africa and a part of Brazil between 31ºN and 15ºS
5.2.3 Map of Southern Africa between 2ºN and 44ºS
5.2.4 Map of the Indonesian Archipelago and the Philippines with surrounding regions
5.2.5 Map of the northern Atlantic Ocean
5.2.6 Map of the northern part of South America up to 35ºS
5.2.7 Map of the southern part of South America and Magellanica

VI Sixteenth-century Dutch Cartography of the Mediterranean
6.1 The Ascendance of the Shipping through the Strait of Gibraltar ['Straatvaart']
6.2 Willem Barentsz and his Nieuwe beschryvinghe ende Caertboeck vande Midlandtsche Zee (1595)
6.3 The overview map of the Mediterranean Sea

VII Books on the Art of Navigation and Cosmography, published by Cornelis Claesz
7.1 Pedro de Medina and his Arte de navegar
7.2 William Bourne and his A Regiment for the Sea
7.3 Rodrigo Zamorano and his Compendio de la arte de navegar
7.4 Thomas Hood and his The Mariners' Guide
7.5 Peter Apian and his Cosmographie
7.6 Robert Hues and his Tractatus de globis

VIII The Dutch Polar Voyages
8.1 The cartography of the north
8.2 The English sail to the north-east (1553-80)
8.3 Dutch polar voyages in 1594 and 1595
8.4 The polar voyage of 1596/97
8.5 The 1598 polar map of Willem Barentsz
8.6 Map of the route to Archangel and the coasts as far as Vaigach by Mouris Willemsz, [before 1609]

IX Dutch Translations of the Literature of Travels and Discovery
9.1 Juan González de Mendoza
9.2 Hans Staden
9.3 Duarte Lopez and Filippo Pigafetta
9.4 Agustín de Zárate
9.5 Bartolomé de las Casas
9.6 Olaus Magnus
9.7 Jean de Léry
9.8 Francis Pretty
9.9 Walter Raleigh and Lawrence Keymis

X Jan Huygen van Linschoten and his Itinerario
10.1 Jan Huygen van Linschoten
10.2 Cornelis Claesz and the publication of Van Linschoten's Itinerario (1595-96)
10.3 The maps in Van Linschoten's Itinerario
10.3.1 Map of the world in two hemispheres by Petrus Plancius, 1594
10.3.2 Map of the world in two hemispheres, engraved by Arnold Floris and Hendrik Floris van Langren, [1596]
10.3.3 Map of the Atlantic Ocean between 8ºN and 35ºS
10.3.4 Map of the western Indian Ocean between 8ºN and 35ºS
10.3.5 Map of the northern Indian Ocean between Oº and 43ºN
10.3.6 Map of the Indonesian Archipelago and Far East between 20ºS and 40ºN
10.3.7 Map of South-America and a part of Central-America with surrounding islands between 33ºN and 61ºS

XI New Horizons: The First Dutch Voyages to the East Indies
11.1 The nautical equipment of the first fleets
11.2 The first Dutch fleet to the East Indies, 1595-97
11.2.1 Overview map with the route taken by the first Dutch fleet (1595-97) to the East Indies, [1598]
11.2.2 Chart of the Java Sea and surrounding coasts by Willem Lodewijcksz, [1598]
11.2.3 Map of Asia, engraved by Hendik Floris van Langren, [1598])
11.3 The Second Voyage (1598-1600) by the Dutch to the East Indies
11.3.1 Overview map with the route taken by the Second Voyage of the Dutch (1598-1600) to the East Indies, 1600

XII Early Dutch Enterprises to the West
12.1 The Atlantic Scene
12.2 Chart of the Pacific Ocean by Gabriel Tatton, 1600
12.3 Gabriel Tatton, Chart of Central America and the southern part of North America, 1616 (1600)
12.4 Luis Teixeira, Map of Africa, engraved by Joannes van Doetecum Jr.
12.5 Luis Teixeira, Map of West Africa and Guinea, engraved by Baptista van Doetecum
12.6 Map of America and the west coast of Africa in four sheets by Clement de Jonghe

XIII The World Encompassed. The First Dutch Circumnavigation of the Globe
13.1 English predecessors
13.2 The voyage of Olivier van Noort (1598-1601)
13.3 The wall map of the world commemorating Olivier van Noort's voyage around the world

XIV Wall Maps
14.1 The wall map of the world in Mercator's projection in nine sheets by Luis Teixeira, 1604
14.2 The wall map of Europe, 1604 [1617]
14.3 The wall map of Asia, [1602]
14.4 The wall map of Africa, [1617]
14.5 The wall map of America, [1602]

XV Single-sheet Maps, Published by Cornelis Claesz
15.1 Map of the world, engraved by Arnold Floris van Langren, [1594]
15.2 Map of France by Petrus Plancius, 1592
15.3 Map of England, Wales and Ireland by Petrus Plancius, [1592]
15.4 Map of Italy and surroundings by Petrus Plancius, [1592]
15.5 Map of Italy and surroundings, engraved by Joannes van Doetecum Jr., [c. 1595]
15.6 Map of Holland, engraved by Hendrik Floris van Langren, 1594
15.7 Map of Hungary, engraved by Joannes van Doetecum Jr., 1596
15.8 Map of the Leo Belgicus, engraved by Hendrik Floris van Langren, [before 1609]
15.9 Map of Eastern Friesland by Ubbo Emmius, [1599] j
15.10 Map of Westphalia and adjacent regions, by Gerard II Mercator, [1599]
15.11 Map of Eastern and Western Friesland by David Fabricius, engraved by Joannes van Doetecum Jr., [1600]
15.12 Map of Spain, engraved by Benjamin Wright, [1600]
15.13 Map of the Rhine River, engraved by Benjamin Wright, [1600]
15.14 Two maps of the Zijpe, engraved by Baptista van Doetecum
15.15 Map of the Leo Belgicus, engraved by Hessel Gerritsz, [before 1609]

XVI Cornelis Claesz's Role as Publisher of Atlas Editions
16.1 The Caert-Thresoor
16.2 Paullus Merula's Cosmographia of 1605
16.3 Cornelis Claesz and the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
16.4 Cornelis Claesz and Mercator's atlases
16.5 The Atlas Minor of 1607
16.6 John Speed's Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine
16.7 A miniature atlas of the British Isles
16.8 An unknown atlas project, engraved by Benjamin Wright (?)

XVII The Maps for Cornelis Claesz's Guicciardini Edition (1609)
17.1 The publishers of Guicciardini's work in Antwerp (1567-88)
17.2 Cornelis Claesz: Publisher of Guicciardini's work in Amsterdam (1609)
17.3 The series of separate maps with text
17.3.1 Map of Brabant
17.3.2 Map of Flanders
17.3.3 Map of Friesland
17.3.4 Map of Gelderland
17.3.5 Map of Hainaut
17.3.6 Map of Holland
17.3.7 Map of Liège
17.3.8 Map of Luxembourg
17.3.9 Map of Namur
17.3.10 Map of Zeeland

LIST OF FULL-SIZED FACSIMILES

1 Adriaen Gerritsz, Chart of Europe, 1591
21-4 Lucas Jansz Waghenaer, Chart of Europe in four sheets, 1589
3 Lucas Jansz Waghenaer, Chart of Europe, 1592
4 Petrus Plancius, Map of Europe, 1594
51-2 Joannes Janssonius, Chart of Europe, 1631, a reissue of the lost original chart by Willem Barentsz, [1593-96]
6 Cornelis Doedsz, Chart of Northern Europe, 1589
7 Cornelis Doedsz, Chart of Europe, 1602
8 Petrus Plancius, Map of the Azores, Canary Islands and parts of the Iberian Peninsula and northwestern Africa, [1592-94]
9 Petrus Plancius, Map of the Atlantic Ocean with the northwestern coasts of Africa and a part of Brazil between 31ºN and 15ºS, [1592-94]
10 Petrus Plancius, Map of Southern Africa between 2ºN and 44ºS, [1592-94]
11 Petrus Plancius, Map of the Indonesian Archipelago and the Philippines with surrounding regions, [1592-94]
11a Claes Jansz Visscher, Map of the Indonesian Archipelago and the Philippines with surrounding regions, 1617
12 Petrus Plancius, Map of the northern Atlantic Ocean, [1594]
13 Petrus Plancius, Map of the northern part of South America up to 35ºS, [1592-94]
14 Petrus Plancius, Map of the southern part of South America and Magellanica, [1592-94]
151-2 Willem Barentsz and Petrus Plancius, Chart of the Mediterranean Sea in two sheets, 1595
16 Willem Barentsz, Polar map with route taken by him on his third voyage (1596-97), 1598
17 Mouris Willemsz, Map of the route to Archangel and the coasts as far as Vaygach, [before 1609]
18 Petrus Plancius, Map of the world in two hemispheres, 1594
19 Map of the world in two hemispheres, engraved by Arnold Floris and Hendrik Floris van Langren, [1596]
20 Map of the Atlantic Ocean between 8ºN and 35ºS, engraved by Arnold Floris van Langren,[1596]
21 Map of the western Indian Ocean between 8ºN and 35ºS, engraved by Arnold Floris van Langren, [1596]
22 Map of the northern Indian Ocean between Oº and 43ºN, engraved by Hendrik Floris van Langren, [1596]
23 Map of the Indonesian Archipelago and Far East between 20ºS and 40ºN, engraved by Hendrik Floris van Langren, 1595
24 Map of South-America and a part of Central-America with surrounding islands between 33ºN and 61ºS, engraved by Arnold Floris van Langren, [1595-96]
25 Overview map with the route taken by the first Dutch fleet (1595-97) to the East Indies, published by Cornelis Claesz in 1598.
26 Willem Lodewijcksz, Chart of the Java Sea and surrounding coasts, published by Cornelis Claesz in 1598.
27 Map of Asia, engraved by Hendrik Floris van Langren, [1598]
28 Overview map with the route taken by the Second Voyage of the Dutch (1598-1600) to the East Indies, published by Cornelis Claesz in 1600
29 Gabriel Tatton, Chart of the Pacific Ocean, 1600
30 Gabriel Tatton, Chart of Central America and the southern part of North America, 1616 (1600)
31 Luis Teixeira, Map of Africa, engraved by Joannes van Doetecum Jr., [1600]
32 Hugo Allard, Map of West Africa and Guinea, [c. 1650]. This is reissue of the lost map by Luis Teixeira, engraved by Baptista van Doetecum, [1602].
331-4 Clement de Jonghe, Map of America and the west coast of Africa in four sheets, [1665]. This is a reissue of the lost original map published by Cornelis Claesz before 1609.
341-8 Claes Jansz Visscher, Map of the world in four sheets (1650), a modified reissue of the original map published by Cornelis Claesz in 1602.
351-4 Salomon Savery, Map of the world in four sheets, a modified reissue of the original map published by Cornelis Claesz (1598 or 1604).
361-8 Joannes Janssonius's revised 1617 state of the wall map of Europe in eight sheets, published by Cornelis Claesz in 1604.
371-8 Cornelis Claesz, Wall map of Asia in eight sheets, [1602]
381-6 Joannes Janssonius, Incomplete copy of a reissue of the lost original wall map of Africa in eight sheets, published by Cornelis Claesz.
391-8 Cornelis Claesz, Wall map of America in eight sheets, [1602]
40 Map of the world, engraved by Arnold Floris van Langren, [1594]
41 Petrus Plancius, Map of France, 1592
42 Petrus Plancius, Map of England, Wales and Ireland, [1592]
43 Petrus Plancius, Map of Italy and surroundings, [1592]
44 Map of Italy and surroundings, engraved by Joannes van Doetecum Jr., [1595]
45 Map of Holland, engraved by Hendrik Floris van Langren, 1594
46 David de Meijne, Map of Hungary, [1619], a reissue of the original map published by Cornelis Claesz in 1596.
47 Map of the Leo Belgicus, engraved by Hendrik Floris van Langren, [1598]
48 Ubbo Emmius, Map of Eastern Friesland, [1599]
49 David Fabricius, Map of Eastern and Western Friesland, engraved by Joannes van Doetecum Jr., [1600]
50 Map of Spain, engraved by Benjamin Wright, [1600]
51 Map of the Rhine, engraved by Benjamin Wright, [1600]
52 Claes Jansz Visscher, Map of the Leo Belgicus, 1630, a reissue of the original map engraved by Hessel Gerritsz, [before 1609]
53 Cornelis Claesz, Map of Brabant, [1609 or earlier]
54 Cornelis Claesz, Map of Flanders, [1609 or earlier]
55 Cornelis Claesz, Map of Friesland, [1609 or earlier]
56 Cornelis Claesz, Map of Gelderland, [1609 or earlier]
57 Cornelis Claesz, Map of Hainaut, [1609 or earlier]
58 Cornelis Claesz, Map of Holland with Dutch text, [1609 or earlier]
59 Cornelis Claesz, Map of Holland with Latin text, [1609 or earlier]
60 Cornelis Claesz, Map of Liège, [1609 or earlier]
61 Cornelis Claesz, Map of Luxembourg, [1609 or earlier]
62 Cornelis Claesz, Map of Namur, [1609 or earlier]
63 Cornelis Claesz, Map of Zeeland, [1609 or earlier]


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