Bourdelois, Pays de Medoc, Et La Prevoste De Born
|Title||Bourdelois, Pays de Medoc, Et La Prevoste De Born |
|Alternative Title||Carte de Bourdelois, Pays de Medoc, Et La Prevoste De Born |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/G5833_A48_1631_H7.html |
|Cartographer||Hondius, Jodocus, 1594 or 1595-1629|
|Century Published||17th century|
|Publication Date||1631? |
|Publisher||Jansson, Jan 1588-1664|
|Original Source||"Atlas Novus." French. Hondius, Hendrik and Jan Jansson. 1633. |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Relief shown pictorially.
North oriented to left.
Printed in cartouche in center of bottom edge: "Bourdelois, Pays de Medoc, Et La Prevoste De Born."
Surrounding the title on left and right is a scale comparing German miles and Gascon leagues.
Printed in lower left corner: "Evert Symons L. Hamersveldt sculp."
Printed in lower right corner:
"Amstelodami excudit Judocus Hondius."
Written in pencil beneath bottom border:
"Bordeux Amst., Jansson, 1639. 121-NX-21 ERN (27)."
Printed in lake in Medoc:
"L'Estang doux de Medoc de cinq lieus de long et une de large."
Printed southwest of Bayonne near a picture of a mountain:
"Rheume montaigne pres Byaonne ou yavne Chappelle de laquelle on veoid, quatre Royaumes, France, Espaigne, Nauarre et Arragon."
Printed on verso is a description of the Bourdeaux region in French:
"Le Bourdelois. Ptolemec met les Basques, & les Gascons en l'Espaigne Tarraconnoise, & les Bourdelois…"
Depicts Medoc and coastal region of Aquitaine including Bordeaux. Shows various regions within the area and part of Spain in the south. Shows pictorial towns, forests and mountains as well as rivers and lakes including "Le haure d'Arachon." Of note, at the mouth of the Gironde River is a picture of a lighthouse named "Tour de cord, using smoke and fire to warn ships. Other illustrations include three ships and the head of a sea monster in the sea and a head above the title cartouche with grape vines surrounding the top of the cartouche.
Scale: c.a. 1:500, 000.
|Contextual Notes||Throughout the seventeenth century, Flemish mapmakers became highly influential in the field of cartography and social conceptions of world geography. The Amsterdam-based Hondius family was no exception to this rule. Both Jodocus Hondius, Sr. (1563-1612) and his two sons, Jodocus Hondius, Jr. (1594-1629) and Hendrik Hondius (1597-1651) as well Senior's son-in-law, Jan Jansson (1588-1664), created and published maps that led to a highly successful world atlas based on the work of Gerardus Mercator (1512-1594). In 1604, Jodocus Hondius, Sr. purchased map plates made by Mercator. In 1606, Jodocus published a new edition of Mercator's "Atlas" with 36 of his own maps and called himself the work's publisher. Following his death, Hendrik continued publication of the "Atlas" using the original engraving plates from his father. He worked in collaboration with his brother-in-law, Jan Jansson, to continue publication of the work. Hendrik added to the atlas using map plates from his brother, Jodocus, Jr., created following Jodocus, Jr's death in 1629. In 1638, Hendrik and Jan changed the title of the Atlas to "Atlas Novus" and began using their names on the publication of the maps. Following Hendrik's death, Jansson continued publishing the atlas and adding to its content until there were 10 volumes plus an extra volume in the 1650s-1660s. Publication of this atlas finished in 1708 (Burden, 235-237; Pierluigi and Knirsch, 162-3; Wagner, 310).
|Subjects (LCSH)||Médoc (France) -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.; Aquitaine (France) -- Maps -- Early works to 1800. |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP022 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. G5833 A48 1631 H7 (map uncataloged) |
|Physical Description||30 x 49 cm. |
|Condition||Browning around edges. Some foxing. Has binder's guard. Acquisition information written in pencil on verso on lower left edge. Two pieces of tape on verso on top edge. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original map at 400 dpi in TIFF format, resized and enhanced at 300 ppi using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using ContentDM's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|Acquisition||The Janice Ruth Johnson Memorial Map Collection donated by Professor W. Vance Johnson, Ellensburg, Washington, 1990. |
|References||Koeman, C. Atlantes Neerlandici (1997 ed.), 1:211. University of Michigan Library. |