etching / engraving on hand laid (vergé) paper.
Sheet size: 20,4 x 15,5 cm. (8 x 6,1 inch). Image size: 19,8 x 15 cm. (7,8 x 5,9 inch).
From a rare French ed. of ‘Description de tout les Pays Bas…’, published by Jan Janszm in 1612 RB-414
Made by ‘Pieter van der Keere’ after an anonymous artist. Kaerius or actually Pieter van den Keere (1571-1646), is a Dutch engraver and publisher. Persecuted in his country because of his religious orientation he moved to London. As brother-in-law to famous Jodocus Hondius (who had also fled to London) he became his ardent student learning from him the art of engraving and mapmaking. Kaerius published individual maps, but also atlases of the Netherlands and of Great Britain. In 1627 his Atlas Minor was published (known also as miniature Speeds because of the verso text copied from John Speed), containing altogether 63 maps of the entire world.
Condition: Fair, given age. Some staining and soiling. Trimmed. A few small tear in paper edges at left and bottom. Bottom corners remargined. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
Keywords: 18 PROVINCES-COAT OF ARMS-TITLE ENGRAVING