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Martijn Storms, Joss Hopstaken, Luc Janssens and Karel Leenders

In the eighteenth and early nineteenth century three following generations of the Adan geometrician family where active in the western part of the province of Noord-Brabant, the Netherlands. The cartographic production of these three generations of geometricians gives a good impression of the development of Dutch cartography in the eighteenth and nineteenth century. This work is a scientific accountable reference book and a standard work about the cartographic heritance of the Adan family. It contains contributions about the local landscape, the history of the region, geometricians, the family history and the Adans in historic cartographic perspective. It also includes an annotated bibliography with descriptions and illustrations of nearly 1100 maps which the Adan geometricians have manufactured. The book contains many full-page maps in colour.

Gijsbert Franco, Baron von Derfelden van Hinderstein 1783-1857

Leven en werk van 'eene ware specialiteit' in kaart gebracht


P.W.A. Broeders

An extensive work on the life and work of the Utrecht based cartographer Gijsbert Franco von Derfelden. The composer of the Algemeene Kaart van Nederlandsch Oost-Indië is virtually unknown, except for his name and his maps. Therefore, this work offers many new insights. The book comes with a CD-rom with numerous appendices.

Mappæ antiquæ: Liber Amicorum Günter Schilder (2 Vols.)

Vriendenboek ter gelegenheid van zijn 65ste verjaardag / Essays on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday / Festschrift zur Vollendung seines 65. Lebensjahres / Mélanges offerts pour son 65ième anniversaire


Edited by Paula van Gestel-Van het Schip and Peter C.J. van der Krogt

This Liber Amicorum was published to celebrate the 65th birthday of a man who travelled to the farthest corners of the world to study maps, atlases and historic documents with love and passion throughout his entire life, then describing and analyzing them down to the smallest detail. It was presented to him 16th February 2007 by the editorial staff and all the others who worked on this publication to mark the occasion of his 65th birthday as well as the fact that he has been the holder for over 25 years of the only chair in the history of cartography in the world.
The work contains 49 contributions about cartographic subjects all by well-known cartographers, conservators and other map-related specialists throughout the world.

The Mapping of Africa

A Cartobibliography of Printed Maps of the African Continent to 1700


Richard L. Betz

The Mapping of Africa systematically categorizes and provides an overview of all printed maps showing the entire African continent published from 1508 to 1700. The author has undertaken a review of the literature, conducted an exhaustive investigation in many major libraries and private collections, analyzed these findings, and then compiled information on 174 distinctly separate maps of the African continent. The Introduction contains information about the mapping of Africa before 1508, important world maps which include Africa, and a presentation of the major cartographic models developed for this book.


P.J. de Rijke

Attractive and richly illustrated publication in which for the first time a complete survey of all printed maps of the province of Friesland (Frisia) is presented. Over a hundred maps from the period 1545-1850 are systematically and extensively described and analyzed. Also attention is given to the producers, engravers and publishers of the maps and the different states of the maps. Each map is depicted in one or more different states. Important work for the history of government of the province, development of the territory and the many varieties and changes in toponyms of the Frisian towns and villages are described in the introduction, preceding the cartobibliography. With summary in English.

Petermann's Maps

Cartobibliography of the Maps in ""Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen"", 1855-1945


Jan Smits

Petermann's Maps focuses on the maps published in the famous German journal Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen. This journal, which still exists today, greatly influenced the development of scientific geography and cartography in Germany in the nineteenth century. Numerous articles have been published by recognized experts in this field, along with a multitude of illustrations, showing maps, prints and photographs. The journal developed into an important publication, setting the standard in the history of the great expeditions and discoveries, and European colonial matters. Petermann's Maps contains a bibliography of over 3400 maps, the complete series of maps published in Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen between the year of its foundation, 1855, to the end of the Second World War. Besides the bibliography 160 of the most attractive geographical and thematic coloured maps are included in Petermann's Maps. These maps can also be viewed on the CD-ROM accompanying the book.An extensive introduction precedes the cartobibliography proper, placing Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen in its historical context. The introduction describes the history of geography from the eighteenth century onwards, outlining the development of the study of the science of cartography in Germany. The major role the founder of the journal, Augustus Petermann (1822-1878), and the publishing house Justus Perthes in Gotha played in these developments is discussed at length.

Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici. New Edition. Vol. III (2 Vols.)

Ortelius's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, De Jode's Speculum Orbis Terrarum, the Epitome, Caert-Thresoor and Atlas Minor, the Atlases of the XVII Provinces, and Other Atlases Published in the Low Countries up to c. 1650


Peter C.J. van der Krogt

Ortelius' Theatrum, De Jode's Speculum Orbis Terrarum, the Epitome, Caert-Thresoor and Atlas Minor, the Atlases of the XVII Provinces, and other atlases published in the Low Countries up to c. 1650. In 2 volumes.


Henk Deys

With extensive introduction in English.
Een van de succesvolste beschrijvingen van Nederland werd in de 16e eeuw vervaardigd door de Italiaan Lodovico Guicciardini. Zijn Beschrijving van de Nederlanden beleefde vooral in de 17e eeuw een ongeëvenaard groot aantal herdrukken. Het werk dat oorspronkelijk in het Italiaans geschreven was, werd door verschillende uitgevers in allerlei talen uitgegeven. Vooral de schitterende kaarten en prenten van steden in de Lage Landen waren populair.
Guicciardini Illustratus geeft een overzicht van de verschillende edities die er sinds 1567 zijn verschenen. Alle kopergravures en houtsneden, die gebruikt zijn in de verschillende edities, zijn opgenomen en worden wetenschappelijk beschreven. Van alle belangrijke steden uit de toenmalige Zeventien Provinciën treft men naast stadsplattegronden ook stadsgezichten en aangezichten van belangrijke gebouwen. Een onmisbaar boek voor liefhebbers en verzamelaars van oude kaarten. Maar ook liefhebbers van oude steden kunnen hun hart ophalen met dit boek, dat op een onovertroffen manier een beeld oproept van de Nederlanden tijdens de beroemde Tachtigjarige Oorlog.

Edited by Peter C.J. van der Krogt

Matching pair of terrestrial and celestial globes, with a diameter of 26 inches (68 cm), with text in Latin. The terrestial globe is composed of 36 half gores and two polar calottes; the celestial globe of 24 ecliptical gores. The gores are pasted on a plaster sphere rotating on brass pinions within a brass meridian ring incised with a graduated scale. Each globe is set into a matching seventeenth-century Dutch wooden base with a small wooden compass-box mounted on the base-plate and with the horizon ring covered scales, almanac and calendar, etc..., engraved on paper and handcoloured as originally issued. Salescatalogue.


Dirk Blonk and Joanna Blonk-van der Wijst

With an extensive summary in English. This attractive and profusely illustrated book offers for the first time a complete survey of all printed maps of the former county of Holland. The reader obtains an excellent insight into the development of the typically Dutch landscape through the ages. Over a hundred maps from the period of 1542 to the beginning of the Kingdom of the Netherlands show the results of impoldering, peat cutting and town extensions in the provinces of North and South Holland. Many maps from this period are richly decorated. Beside the geographical and cartographical developments this book also gives a good picture of the developments which took place in the artistic field.