Regno di Danimarca Diuiso nelle Sue due Iutlandie Cioe settentrionale in quattro Diocesi Et Australe, e` il Ducato di... De Rossi, Giovanni Giacomo 1627 - 1691. 22 1/2in x 18in (575mm x 460mm). A beautiful and quite scarce original 1677 antique map of Denmark and southern Sweden, was engraved in 1677 - dated in the title - and was published in the 1692 edition of de Rossi's world atlas Mercurio Geografico.
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color : - off white Age of map color: - Early Colors used: - Yellow, green, blue, pink General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 22 1/2in x 18in (575mm x 460mm) Plate size: - 20 1/2in x 16in (420mm x 405mm) Margins: - Min 1in (25mm). Margins: - Professional repairs to top & bottom margins Plate area: - Professional repairs to centerfold Verso: - Repairs as noted. Background: Before the fifteenth century the people of Southern Europe had little geographical knowledge of the Scandinavian World except from sketchy detail shown in the Catalan Atlas (1375) and on a number of " portolani" embracing Denmark and the southern tip of Norway. It was not until 1427 that a manuscript map prepared about that time by Claudius Clavus b. 1388 a Dane who spent some time in Rome, made available to scholars a tolerable outline of the northern countries and Greenland.
That was to remain the best map available for the rest of the century and it was used as the basis for maps of Scandinavia in early printed editions of Ptolemy. Others by Nicolaus Cusanus (1491) and Ehrhard Etzlaub c. 1492 followed but, needless to say, these are extremely rare; even the later maps by Olaus Magnus and Marcus Jordan, where they have survived at all, are known only by a very few examples.In fact, apart from the rare appearance of an early Ptolemy map, the oldest of Scandinavia which a collector is likely to find are those of Munster's Cosmograhy first published in 1544. In the following centuries the few maps and charts complied in Scandinavia were usually published in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Paris or Nuremberg, the most important maps often being incorporated in the major Dutch, French & German Atlases. De Rossi, Giovanni Giacomo 1627 - 1691 De Rossi was an Italian engraver and printer, active in Rome in the second half of the 17th century. In 1738 it became the Calcografia Camerale. From 1870 until 1945 it was known as the Regia Calcografica, and today it is known as the Calcografia Nazionale. Giovanni Giacomo de Rossi was by far the most involved of all the various family members in the printing business between 1638 and 1691, and took the company to the height of its success. What is an Antique Map. The word Antique in the traditional sense refers to an item that is more than a hundred years old. The majority of antique maps for sale today come from books or atlases and have survived due to the protection offered by the hardback covers. The first thing to determine when staring a collection or purchasing an item, is what is important to you. Most collectors prefer to build their collections around a theme. You may decide to collect maps from one region or country, charting its development through time.
Similarly you could collect maps of one particular period in time, by type i. Sea or celestial charts or by cartographer. The collector might also want to consider the theme of cartographical misconceptions such as California as an island or Australia as Terra Australis or the Great Southern Land. The subject is so wide that any would-be-collector has almost endless possibilities to find his own little niche within the field, and thereby build a rewarding collection. Starting a collection & pricing.
Pricing is based on a number of different factors, the most important of which is regional. In any series of maps the most valuable are usually the World Map and the America/North America. The World because it is usually the most decorative and America because it has the strongest regional market. Other factors that come into play re: price is rarity, age, size, historical importance, decorative value (colour) and overall condition and quality of paper it is printed on.
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Our collection typically includes rare books and decorative antique maps and prints by renowned cartographers, authors and engravers. Specific items not listed may be sourced on request. Classical Images adheres to the Codes of Ethics outlined by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA).We are a primarily an online based enterprise, however our inventory may be viewed by appointment.