Order by phone: 858.551.8500

Gerard De Jode:  Valesiae Provinciae Montanae Itaiam, Galliam, ac Germaniam . . . (and) Basileae Inclytae Rauracorum Urbis, ac eiusdem circumvicini agri situs exactissima delineato . . .

Maps of Switzerland


(Click Image To Enlarge)



Title: Valesiae Provinciae Montanae Itaiam, Galliam, ac Germaniam . . . (and) Basileae Inclytae Rauracorum Urbis, ac eiusdem circumvicini agri situs exactissima delineato . . .

Map Maker: Gerard De Jode

Place / Date: Antwerp / 1578 (1593)

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 19 x 10 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $750.00

Inventory ID: 40125


Description:

Nice example of De Jode's maps of Canton Valais and the Basel region, from the Speculum Orbis Terrarum, which along with Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum are the earliest modern atlases of the World.

As noted by Burden:

In 1578 Gerard de Jode published his Speculum Orbis Terrarum, an atlas aimed at competing with the Theatrum of Ortelius. However, the latter had first been issued in 1570 and had already built a commanding market presence, and so despite de Jode's longer standing reputation the atlas did not sell very well. Only a dozen or so examples have survived. Undeterred, he made plans for another expanded edition, and upon his death in 1591 it was taken on by his son Cornelis. The Speculum Orbis Terrae of 1593 likewise did not sell well and was never reissued. Although more examples than the first edition have survived, it too is very scarce. Many of de Jode's maps are judged to be superior to those of Ortelius, both in detail and style.


Condition Description: Remargined.


Related Categories:
Maps of Switzerland