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Tabularum geographicarum contractarum libri septem.

BERTIUS (Petrus)

Amsterdam: Jodocus Hondius. 1616 7 parties en 1 vol in-8° oblong (130 x 200 mm.) de: [8] ff. (titre gravé et 7 ff. préliminaires) ; 829 pp. (dont 220 cartes et planches coloriées à la main pour la plupart) ; [10] pp. (table et f. de privilèges). (léger brunissement, taches occasionnelles). Plein vélin d'époque, dos lisse muet, traces de lacets. (marques de pliures aux plats, accident à un coin, reliure non restaurée conservée dans un emboitage recouvert de toile brune avec pièce de titre de cuir noir).

Premiére édition due à Hondius de ce. Exemplaire provenant de la collection de trois générations de cartographes français. Louvrage comporte 4 cartes du monde et 15 relatives aux Amériques. Provenance: Nicolas Sanson (1600-1667), considéré comme le fondateur de l'école française de cartographie (Tooley), (nom du propriétaire sur le titre et inscription sur le papier libre avant « Ex Libris Nicolas Sanson d'Abbeville »); Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688-1766) et Didier Robert de Vaugondy (1723-1786) importants cartographes français; André-Charles-François Mercier du Rocher (1753-1816) Avocat français, révolutionnaire, homme politique (note d'achat datée de 1782). 1 vol. in-8° oblong. 220 maps in text, most maps coloured in outline by a contemporary hand. Contempoary vellum. 7 parts in 1 vol. First Hondius edition with a distinguished provenance from the collection of three generations of French cartographers: GILLES ROBERT DE VAUGONDY (1688-1766) and DIDIER ROBERT DE VAUGONDY (1723-1786), important French cartographers; André-Charles-François Mercier du Rocher (1753-1816), French lawyer, revolutionary, politician (purchase note dated 1782). The work includes 220 engraved maps mostly handcolored in outline including 4 world maps and 15 relating to the Americas. (Some light browning and occasional staining.) Under the name of this obscure printer of Middelburg (i.e. Barent Langenes) falls a series of atlases, easily the best in this bibliography. Because the Caert-Thresoor was first printed by Barent Langenes and because this small-size atlas has had an interesting history, the later editions, brought out by Cornelis Claesz and Jodocus Hondius, are all listed together under one heading: Langenes. Famous engravers like Petrus Kaerius and Jodocus Hondius I cut the plates. Scholars like Petrus Bertius and Jacobus Viverius edited the text. The small maps served many other purposes in other books published in Amsterdam. Their contents refect the level of cartography in Amsterdam at the turn of the century, where up-to-date information on newly discovered regions was readily available (Koeman p. 252). After the death in 1609 of Cornelius Claesz, the published [sic] of the Caert-Thresoor, the work of Bertius was entirely reshaped. It was then published by Jodocus Hondius II, with all the maps newly engraved, slightly larger in size. Obviously Hondius had not acquired the original plates. He also had to make a new frontispiece. The work was divided into seven books, dedicated to King Louis XIII of France With the new plates, the work was certainly improved and enjoyed an increasing demand by the public, which had the choice between Mercators Atlas Minor and Bertiuss Tabularum Geographicum (Koeman II, p. 258). Provenance: NICOLAS SANSON (1600-1667), the founder of the French school of cartography, with his ex-libris inscriptions on title-page and front free endpaper Ex Libris Nicolas Sanson dAbbeville. Above the inscription on the free endpaper Sanson has written Livre quy mest deffendu dinterpreter. A later note in Latin by A.C.F. Mercier notes his purchase of this book at the sale of the household effects of Didier Robert de Vaugondy in 1782.

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