Copper engraving on verge type hand laid paper with watermark. Contemp. old hand colouring. on paper.
Size in cm: The overall size is ca. 59 x 50 cm. The image size is ca. 52 x 38.5 cm. Size in inch: The overall size is ca. 23.2 x 19.7 inch. The image size is ca. 20.5 x 15.2 inch.
Map : ‘Ducatus Gelriae pars Tertia Quae est Comitatus Zutphaniensis.’ (Map of Gelderland.) Copper engraved antique map orientated with south at the top. It extends from Deventer and Zutphen in the north to Emmerich and Rees in the south. A decorative cartouche displays the title and blank scales. Four small coats of arms decorate the map. Published by Moses Pitt and Stephan Swart in Oxford, England, 1680. Printed by Janssonius in Amsterdam.Artists and Engravers: Johannes Janssonius also known as Jan Jansson was born 1588 in Arnhem, Netherlands. His father was a bookseller and publisher (Jan Janszoon the Elder). When he married the daughter of the cartographer Jodocus Hondius he also set up a business as book publisher in Amsterdam. His first map was published in 1616. Around 15 years later he set up a partnership with his brother in law Hondius add issued further editions of the Mercator/Hondius atlas. After his death in 1664, his heirs still have published several maps. Many of his plates have been acquired by Pieter Schenk and Gerard Valk. Moses Pitt (c. 1639-1697) was a bookseller and printer known for the production of his Atlas of the world, a project supported by the Royal Society, and in particular by Christopher Wren. However rising costs, estimated by Pitt at 1000 pound per volume, contributed to his eventual bankruptcy and only four volumes were ever produced.
Condition: Excellent. general age related toning. some light staining from handling. Small tears in top and bottom margin not effecting image and backed. No rear text.
Keywords: ANTIQUE MAP-GELDERLAND-NETHERLANDS-MOSES PITT