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Gerard De Jode:  Nova et Castigator Comitatus Hollandiae Descriptio . . .

Maps of the Netherlands

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Title: Nova et Castigator Comitatus Hollandiae Descriptio . . .

Map Maker: Gerard De Jode

Place / Date: Antwerp / 1578

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 18 x 15 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $3,600.00

Inventory ID: 30272


Old color example of the rare first edition of Gerard De Jode's map of the Netherlands from the 1578 edition of De Jode's Speculum Orbis Terrarum.

De Jode was a contemporary of Ortelius and Mercator.  The firs edition of his Speculum Orbis Terrarum was published in 1578, although it is believed that the work was ready for publication earlier, but the priviledge for pubication was delayed through the political connections of Abraham Ortelius and his publisher.

The first edition of De Jode's atlas is a great rarity, especially in old color.  A second edition was issued by his son Cornelis in 1593, with additional maps and some new maps.  However, neither edition was a commercial success, although in many respects that maps are technically more accurate and were engraved by Johannes van Doetecum and Lucas Van Doetecum, two of the best engravers of the period.

Condition Description: Old Color. Abrasion at lower centerfold and some soiling and dampstaining at the left center.

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