1633 (1734) Northumbria and Cumbria – UK


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Mid 18th century county map of northern England

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This edition published in Henri du Sauzet’s, Atlas portatif composé de CCLXXXV Cartes, de plusieurs Habiles Geographes; où sont Representées toutes les Parties de la Terre. Amsterdam, Henri Du Sauzet, 1734

Johannes Cloppenburg (sometimes Cloppenburgh; also H. Jan Evertsz and Johannes Everhardus) was a Dutch cartographer. Based in Amsterdam, he was active between roughly 1610 and 1644. He worked closely with the Hondius/Jansson firm and is credited with the 1630 edition of the Atlas Minor.

The Atlas Minor was the least successful of three Minor versions of Gerard Mercator’s Atlas. Published in just three editions the first was issued in 1630. The reasons for this are unknown but may have something to do with the fact that when the plates reappeared some forty years later they were in the hands of Jan Jansson van Waesberge, the son-in-law of Joannes Janssonius. Janssonius had published a rival slightly smaller atlas in 1628. It is possible he bought this, the largest of the three works.

The copperplates for this work were engraved by Pieter van den Keere. This map is of the northern counties of England and is derived directly from Mercator. The plate is in its rare third state following the removal of the shot silk moire effect of the sea and the addition of a plate number added upper right.

Dimensions 26 × 23 cm
Dimensions with Mount

44 x 37cm

Map Maker

CLOPPENBURG Johannes after MERCATOR, Gerard / SAUZET du, Henri


Amsterdam 1734


Excellent condition with outline hand colourig

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