5829 - 5971 FINE ARTS - FOREIGN TOPOGRAPHY. MAPS, PLANS and VIEWS
- Some expert restorations (strengthenings) along flattened middle fold; vaguely waterstained in upper blank margin (sl. trimmed); a few old manuscript names and underlining.
= Van der Krogt/ Koeman I, 7601:1.1. From a German edition.
- A few sheets (vaguely) yellowed/ dampstained in image; some lvs. dustsoiled mostly in margins; leaf XXV w. two tears in blank margin, not affecting the image; all sheets w. stamp of the Topografische Dienst, Kaartenarchief in blank margin.
= Excellent map with a fine armorial title-cartouche by M.A. Stagnon after C.N. Cochin II, and a large vignette by C.-E. Patas after C.D.J. Eisen depicting the presentation of the map to emperor Joseph II. Sheet XXI presents a plan of Brussels: "Plan Topographique de la Ville de Bruxelles et de ses environs". The map was first produced in three coloured manuscript copies, each on 275 sheets, between 1771 and 1777 on the scale of 1:11.520. It was inspired by and based on the geometrical method used for the large Carte de France surveyed by C.F. Cassini thirty years earlier. The manuscript maps then led to the publication of an engraved reduction on the scale of 1:86.400 and named Carte Chorographique, or Carte Marchande since this edition was meant for sale. Koeman, Geschiedenis van de Kartografie p.162-164.
- A few foxed specks. = Guicciardini Illustratus Vlaanderen-4.2.
AND 5 engr. bird's eye plans form the same work: "Duacum" (Douai), "Gravelinga" (Grevelingen), "Hypra" (Ieper/ Ypres), "Lovanium" (Leuven) and "Oostende".
- Very vague waterstain in right margin of image.
AND 17 other profiles and 4 fortification plans from the same work, all of Belgian towns (i.a. "Aelst", "Arien" and "Arras" (on 1 sheet), "Brüge', "Camerich", "Cortryck", "Duynkerken" and "Douay" (on 1 sheet), "Grave", "Lier', "Tornick", and a plan of Antwerp).
- Plan and text part formerly separated and reattached; left and right margin frayed; two tears reaching into image.
AND 5 other views/ plans, i.a. from BLEAU, Townbooks (±1650).
- Upper left corner restored.
= Scenes from the Siege of Antwerp by the Duke of Parma (1584-1585). F.M. 907/ 904b.
- A fine copy, apart from stamp of the Topografische Dienst, Kaartenarchief in outer blank margin.
= Sheet XXI of the Carte Chorographique des Pays-Bas Autrichiens. Nice and detailed map.
- Sl. yellowed; upper and lower margins sl. cut short and sl. frayed. = Van der Krogt/ Koeman I, 3360:1B.1.
- Folded twice; doubled, with (mostly closed) tears on old folds; a few sm. stains.
= Rare. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CLX.
- Formerly folded, w. sm. (closed) holes/ tears on intersections and ends of folds; partly foxed.
= Map dominated by a giant Russian octopus ("de groote Slok-op"), neighbouring and nearby countries feeling and fighting off its tentacles. Countries further away are minding their own affairs. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CLXI.
- Outer corners some creases, strengthened w. paper on verso. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CLXI.
- Old middle-fold; several small craeses/ foxing. = SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CLXII.
- Creased, dustsoiled, frayed and yellowed. Without the accomp. Dutch explanatory text.
= Napoleon I. im Spiegel der Karikatur 340; Broadley II, p.242-246: "... Voltz's "corpse-head", the most widely known of all the caricatures directed against Napoleon" (p.243). We see Napoleon with a face composed of bodies in agony, wearing a blood-red collar, a coat with a map showing the places of his lost battles, and a hat in the shape of the Prussian eagle that has finally defeated him. Originally it was published as a New Year's wish to the Germans, bearing the title "True Picture of the Conqueror. Triumph of the Year 1813. To the germans for the New Year." Cf. Grand-Carteret, Napoléon en Images, p.45.
- Fine copy.
= From A. Cellarius, Harmonia Macrocosmica, first published in 1660. The chart shows the equatorial and ecliptic coordinate systems, with which the positions of stars and Solar System objects can be specified. The chart shows some examples with stars, but also with cities, on specific intersections of the various celestial and terrestrial longitudinal and latitudinal lines.
- Overall irregular browning due to mounting w. glue. Laid down on old board.
= Rare map recording the War of the Spanish Succession (1702-1714), in which Holland, Britain and the German Empire opposed Spain and France. Of the two(?) versions of this map (one by P. Mortier and one by J. Covens & P. Mortier), this is the one by Pierre Mortier. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CLXII.